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Teams have been alerted that extensive changes must be made to the route of next week’s Swedish Rally, the second round the 2020 WRC calendar. Much of the competitive route will now be run in Norway with the northern Likenas stage possibly the major remaining venue to be run his year in Sweden. Following recent inspection of the roads by Marcus Gronholm and Timo Rautiainen, the latest estimated total competitive distance is due to be about 170km, largely held on frozen gravel roads, enough for full championship points to be awarded. The historic support category event for historic cars has been already been cancelled, WRC recce will be held only on the Wednesday. The 2020 Swedish was due to be the last planned Winter rally in which Michelin will be the official tyre supplier. It is planned that the Swedish is to be the opening round of the 2020 Junior World Championship. “It’s fantastic to be able to confirm Rally Sweden will go ahead,” said event CEO Glenn Olsson. “Many people have worked extremely hard over the last few days so that we can reach this position, and I’m delighted that fans, TV viewers and competitors will be able to enjoy one of the WRC’s most spectacular and fastest fixtures. “We will welcome fans into the forests as planned. Those who are unable to attend the event in person will be able to enjoy live global TV coverage on Saturday and Sunday, as well as the live streaming of all stages on WRC+ All Live.” More information is available HERE.
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