Hyundai Motorsport’s Thierry Neuville took victory at Rallye Sweden on Sunday giving the team their first victory of the 2018 season.
Neuville took victory by 19.8s ahead of Ireland’s Craig Breen who scored his best WRC result to date with a fantastic second place finish for Citroen Racing. Speaking following the event, Breen commented by saying:
“I’m not going to cry this time. “Awesome, I’m on top of the world. It’s been a real stepping stone this weekend.
Andreas Mikkelsen made it a double podium finish for Hyundai Motorsports finishing the event in third place 28.3s behind team mate Thierry Neuville.
Esapekka Lappi finished the event in fourth place for Toyota Gazoo Racing. Hayden Paddon had a disappointing event for Hyundai as he crashed heavily into a snow bank but finished the event in fifth place overall.
Mads Ostberg ended the rally in sixth place for Citroen Racing in the C3 WRC. Yari Matti Latvala finished the event in seventh place just ahead of M-Sport Ford’s Teemu Suninen.
Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Ott Tanak finished the event in 9th place, 3m 44s behind Thierry Neuville. Defending World Rally Champion Sebastien Ogier had a disappointing Rallye Sweden as he rounded out the top ten for the M-Sport Ford WRC Team.