Jari-Matti Latvala driving the PWR Performance Products cooled Volkswagen Polo R has won his third Rally Sweden WRC title after keeping things fast and clean on the snow and ice in Sweden and Norway.

In close competition Latvala could only relax when fellow VW driver Andreas Mikkelsen dropped time after sliding into a snowbank in the morning stages of the final leg. Mikkelsen finished the race in second place 53.6 seconds behind Latvala who now leads the WRC standings after round two of 13.
Third was Mads Ostberg in a Citroen DS3, a further 5.9sec behind. Hirvonen finished fourth overall with Ott Tanak turning plenty of heads to take fifth after more than a year away from the championship.
World Champion Sebastien Ogier recovered from an accident on Leg 2 which dropped him back to 20th, to finish sixth, overhauling Henning Solberg in the penultimate stage.

The leading 17 cars used PWR Performance Products.