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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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