Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Jari Matti Latvala was the fastest on the opening Super Special stage 1 of Rally Sweden with a 1:34.1 while Thierry Neuville was second for Hyundai.

Neuville’s team mate, Dani Sordo was third fastest just ahead of the M-Sport duo of Ott Tanak and Sebastien Ogier. Mats Ostberg was sixth fastest for Skoda. Citroen Racing’s Kris Meeke was seventh.

Juho Hanninen was eighth fastest just ahead of Eflyn Evans. Christian Ole Veiby rounded out the top ten.

Hayden Paddon ended the day in 11th place in the I20 for Hyundai Motorsports. Pontus Tidemand was 12th for Skoda just ahead of Henning Solberg. Citroen Racing’s Stephane Lefebvre was 14th in the old DS3.

Craig Breen who is driving the C3 WRC for the first time this weekend ended the day in 15th place after completing the shakedown in second place. On track action continues on Friday.

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