Sordo and Mini take Swedish Rally lead
- 10th February 2012, 8:29am
Mini's Dani Sordo was quickest on the Karlstad super special stage that opened Rally Sweden overnight.
The Spaniard is likely to fall back down the order when the fully-fledged stages commence in the morning, but he beat top Scandinavian driver Mads Ostberg - making his first appearance of the year in the Adapta Ford - to first place by 0.3 seconds.
M-Sport Ford's Ott Tanak is currently third.
The victory favourites are back in fourth through seventh positions. Petter Solberg (Ford) and Sebastien Loeb (Citroen) set equal times, just ahead of Mikko Hirvonen's Citroen and Jari-Matti Latvala's Ford.
Pos Driver Team/Car Time/Gap 1. Dani Sordo Mini 1m34.2s 2. Mads Ostberg Adapta Ford + 0.3s 3. Ott Tanak M-Sport Ford + 0.6s 4. Sebastien Loeb Citroen + 1.2s 5. Petter Solberg Ford + 1.2s 6. Mikko Hirvonen Citroen + 1.5s 7. Jari-Matti Latvala Ford + 2.2s 8. Patrik Sandell Mini + 3.0s 9. Martin Prokop Czech Ford + 3.1s 10. Richard Goransson Mini + 3.7s
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