Rally of snow and ice thrills spectators
A car leaves the track during Thursday morning’s shakedown.

One of the biggest events in the Swedish sporting calendar, The Rally of Sweden, gets underway in Karlstad this evening, before heading off into the frozen forests of Värmland.

The Rally of Sweden is the only winter event in the World Rally Championship and is also unique in that it takes place in two countries, Sweden and Norway.

Thousands of spectators will converge on the forests of Värmland for the four days of rallying, and Sara Johansson, a reporter and presenter with Swedish Radio’s local station, P4 Värmland, says the outdoor conditions provide a challenge, not just for the drivers, but those watching as well.
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Source News: Radio Sweden
Photo: Sara Johansson/Sveriges Radio