24 January, 2008

Eklund drives the WRC Swedish Rally 2008

Eklund will drive the Uddeholm Swedish Rally 2008, the second round of the world rally championship (WRC).

The Swedish Championship part of Uddeholm Swedish Rally starts on Friday evening February 8 at 08:00 with the Super Special Stage at Färjestadstravet, located just a few kilometres from the city of Karlstad. The 2km stage has a 30m jump in its route.

In terms of road distances, the event will be significantly shorter because the stage held previously in the north of the Varmland region will not be run this year. The other novelty this year will be the use of remote service parks each day, held firstly in Sunne then twice in Hagfors.

Per Eklund will drive the '00' car, one of the three cars who will inspect the tracks ahead of the WRC drivers.

The '0' drivers of this year are:

0 Björn Waldegård
00 Per Eklund
000 Björn Johansson

Eklund also drove this event last year. Here are three pictures I found:

After this event, Eklund will drive to the north of Sweden to work as instructor for six weeks at the 'Saab ice experiance 2008' (just as last year, see here)