Hej! We just got back from watching SS22 Lesjofors live, and there’s good news greeting us at the hotel. Proton’s PG Andersson has won the S-WRC category, and ended Rally Sweden 12th overall. That’s the highest position the Swede has been in the whole rally, so it was a great last day for PG.
The overall win has been claimed by Ford’s Jari Matti Latvala, ahead of ex teammate Mikko Hirvonen, now with Citroen, who he was dueling with all weekend. This comes as a surprise because we saw Latvala limping to the end of SS22 with a bust tyre. Apparently, his lead was good enough to hold the lead. Norwegian Mads Ostberg finished third in his Fiesta RS WRC.
Petter Solberg, the other works Ford driver, was originally third, but suffered a puncture that cost him the podium spot. As you will see in our gallery, his puncture was on the front right tyre, the same side as teammate Latvala! Russian Evgeny Novikov was fifth, ahead of world champ Seb Loeb, who had a really rough weekend.
More updates later. In the meantime, enjoy the pics I took from this morning’s SS22.