Citroen Racing’s Craig Breen ended this morning’s shakedown stage ahead of the start of Rally Sweden tonight in second place.

The Waterford native who is driving the new C3 WRC for the first time this weekend ended the stage as the leading Citroen driver ending up just behind Mats Otsberg.

Breen’s time was a 4:11.7 while Ostberg was a 4:11.6.

Hyundai Motorsports Hayden Paddon was third just ahead of Kris Meeke in the second Citroen C3.

Hyundai Motorsports Dani Sordo was fifth just ahead of his team mate Thierry Neuville while Elfyn Evans was seventh with a time of 4:15.1. Stephane Lefebrve had an identical time in the DS3 to M-Sports Ott Tanak in the Ford Fiesta EccoBoost WRC of 4:16.1.

Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Jari Matti Latvala rounded out the top ten.

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