The weather situation makes it a shorter rally. Several routes have been changed or forced to be deleted. Instead of 300 km there will now be about 180 km to be driven.
- It was the only right thing to do given the conditions and now it will be something of a sprint rally where it is important to be involved from the start, says the SVT expert.
The world champion figure is favored
Some who can benefit from the new conditions?
- Yes, the Hyundai stable can have an advantage because they have run test on the current substrate a bit more. Know how long tires and tires last, Jonas Kruse says.
In the stable there are expert favorites Odd Tänak, Graig Breen and Thierry Neuville who recently won Monte Carlorallyt.
Battle of Värmland
The Swedish drivers are in the classes during the main class. Pontus Tidemand in WRC2 and Oliver Solberg and Johan Kristoffersson in WRC3.
- It will be something of the battle for Värmland for Pontus, Oliver and Johan, says SVT's expert. And there I think Pontus Tidemand succeeds best. He is fast and is experienced.
Maria Wallberg and expert Jonas Kruse are SVT's commentators on site in Värmland.
Transmission schedule in SVT:
Thursday 13 February
SVT Play: 19.45-21.00. Special route 1, Färjestads trotting track (live broadcast)
SVT2 / Play: 8 pm to 9 pm. Special route 1, Färjestads trotting track (live broadcast)
Friday 14 February
SVT Play: 11 am-12pm. Special route 4, Key water 1 (live broadcast)
SVT2 / Play: 21.45-22.45. Summary from Friday
Saturday 15 February
SVT2 / Play: 10 am-11pm. Special route 6, Finnskogen 2 (live broadcast)
SVT2 / Play: 21.50-22.50. Abstract from Saturday
Sunday 16 February
SVT Play: 10 am-11am. Special route 17, Likenäs 1 (live broadcast)
SVT2 / Play: 11.00-12.00 Special stretch 17, Likenäs 1 (ex-shipment)
SVT2 / Play: 12.00-13.40. Special stretch 18, Power stage, Likenäs 2 (live broadcast)
SVT1 / Play: 5 pm-5pm. Abstract from Sunday