Thierry Neuville took his first World Rally Championship victory of the season with a dominant performance on Rally Sweden, while Craig Breen took a career-best second.
Both Neuville and Breen rebounded fantastically from their showings last year on the event, when Neuville crashed out of the lead and Breen had to deal with a recalcitrant Citroen C3 WRC.
Neuville controlled the rally from the first stage proper on Friday, and only a spin on Saturday morning's loop threatened his dominance.
That allowed Breen to close in, but Neuville then re-established his lead on Saturday afternoon and sealed victory with a conservative but intelligent drive on Sunday to win by 19.8 seconds.
Next stop: Rally Mexico... Stay tuned!
As you might know by now ANONIMO has completed a multi-year agreement with WRC Promoter to join the FIA World Rally Championship in 2018 as its new official timekeeper. This entrance into rallying’s most important and prestigious championship was launched at the season-opening Rallye Monte-Carlo, the first of 13 rounds. And it is now time to start the Rallye Sweden!