Rally Sweden shortened due to clement weather

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By Euronews
Rally Sweden shortened due to clement weather

Unseasonal temperatures have caused havoc with Rally Sweden – the second stop of the new season.

Warm weather has left the event with very little ice and snow on the roads around Varmland prompting organisers to shorten the event.

Studded tyres are compulsory for this rally, but the fear of causing road damage has forced organisers to revise the route.

Enforced changes to the 64th edition means there will be only 13 special stages instead of 21.

Thursday’s shakedown was cancelled with competitors expected to begin hostilities on Friday morning.

Reigning three time world champion Sebastien Ogier enters the event leading the season standings having won the opening round in Monaco.