Michal Solowow and Maciek Baran (Ford Fiesta WRC) begun the third day of the rall as the 12 crew on the track - the best among all Poles. Unfortunatelly on "Varmullsasen 1" (SS 20) the hit the snowdrift and broke the driveshaft. So Michal and Maciek had to retire. Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia (VW Polo WRC) won the rally.
So far only two Polish drivers have won the 12-th position in Rally Sweden. It was Tomasz Kuchar in 2002 and Michal Solowow in 2012. This year Synthos Cersanit Rally Team was very close to set it again. But the chance was buried in the snowdrift.
- We tried to push hard from the very beginning. Unfortunately on the fast right bend our car slipped nto the snowdrift. While we were trying to come back on the track we hit the stone. Fiesta made a turn and got stuck in the snow. With a help from spectators we were able to continue driving. However, after 2 kilometers first the driveshaft and then the wheel broke off. So we had to retire. But it was a fantastic rally for us. Great competition, very good pace. It has been our best Rally Sweden and the best performance on the WRC car - Michał Sołowow said.
Rally Sweden 2015 has been 200 rallying event for Michal Solowow. He has entered Rally Sweden 10 times so far. Michal debuted in the Scandinavian WRC event in 2003 on N-group Mitsubihsi Lancer Evo VII. In 2012 Synthos Cersanit Rally Team set the Polish record in Sweden being classified on 12-th position in the final standings.