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2017 Rally Sweden – Part 1

It wasn’t the best start for Elfyn Evans when he suffered a puncture after running his DMACK-clad Ford Fiesta WRC wide into a snow bank on the first pass of Svullrya (SS4).

The Welshman had been matching his rivals before the incident – costing him almost two minutes to the leading pack and relegated him outside of the top-ten.

On day two, the roles were reversed for Elfyn Evans and Daniel Barritt as they were tasked with the arduous job of leading the field as one of the opening cars on the road. In spite of these difficult conditions, the Welshman finished the day as the third car on the road and had to contend with the slippery conditions which were made all the more challenging with a fresh flurry of snow overnight.

Despite the difficult task, Evans delivered a clean performance behind the wheel of his DMACK-clad Ford Fiesta WRC, and climbed to sixth place in the overall standings.

As the final day of competition got underway however, there was late drama for the Brits as their DMACK-clad Ford Fiesta WRC suffered what appeared to be an ignition coil failure over the opening stage of the morning (SS16).

Known for his expert mechanical knowledge, Evans refused to give up the fight and was able to repair the issue before the following speed tests. Thanks to his skill as a technician as well as a driver, he maintained his sixth place and a good haul of points.

FINAL RESULT: 6th Position
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Location:

Sweden

Dates:

9th - 12th February 2017

Category:

2017, Race Photos