Swedish Rally day two - Rovanpera takes lead

Kalle Rovanpera hold an 8.3 second overnight lead over his Toyota team mate Elfyn Evans after an action packed day 2 of the Swedish Rally. At one point Evans had reduced the deficit to 1.5 seconds with some stellar driving on heavily rutted and treacherous icy roads but the Brilliant Finnish youngster upped his pace and stretched the gap out once more.

On the final stage Evans actually lost control of his Toyota Yaris and ended up beached on a snowbank, but thankfully he had already cut the timing beam and stopped the clock before his excursion, but was then handed a 10-second penalty by the stewards for the manner of his driving! Thierry Neuville is in third for Hyundai some 21.7 seconds in arrears.

26th February, 2022