WRC 2012: Rally Sweden Day 1 Highlights

The ace Motors TV coverage (although it'd be great to see our columnist Neil Cole back on the WRC scene!) of the 3 days and 24 stages of the only snow rally of the season, Rally Sweden, also incorporating qualifying stages for the first time in WRC history, to pick running position (sweeper or rutter?!). Here we have day one highlights in Sweden (and across the border in Norway), up to special stage 10 and a fabulous fight between Jari-Matti Latvala's Ford Fiesta RS WRC, Mikko Hirvonen's Citroen DS3 WRC and Petter Solberg's Ford (driving past his own house!). Yump-and-snowbank-clipping-tastic, in perfect conditions!
Overall Classification after SS10:
1º Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) 1h23min50.8seg
2º Mikko Hirvonen/Jarmo Lehtinen (Citroën DS3 WRC) +16.8seg
3º Petter Solberg/Chris Patterson (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) +18.6seg
4º Mad Østberg/Jonas Andersson (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) +32.3seg
5º Evgeny Novikov/Denis Giraudet (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) +1min12.1seg
6º Henning Solberg/Ilka Minor (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) +1min48.5seg
7º Sebastien Loeb/Daniel Elena (Citroën DS3 WRC) +2min08.9seg
8º Patrik Sandell/Staffan Parmander (Mini JWC WRC) +2min18.8seg
9º Martin Prokop/ Zdenek Hrûza (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) +2min26.9seg
10º Eyvind Brynildsen/Cato Menkerud (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) +2min59.8seg 
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