Sebastien Ogier gave VW their first WRC victory for the Polo R in just their second outing. For Sebastien Loeb instead, Rally Sweden will remain somewhat of a "bête noire" (or should it be a bête blanche?), his only winwas in 2004 and it was obviously one trophy he hoped to score in this his final abbreviated season.
2013 Rally Sweden: Pos Driver Team/Car Time/Gap 1. Sebastien Ogier VW 3h11m41.9s 2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen + 41.8s 3. Mads Ostberg Qatar M-Sport Ford + 1m24.5s 4. Jari-Matti Latvala VW + 1m30.6s 5. Thierry Neuville Qatar M-Sport Ford + 5m06.4s 6. Juho Hanninen Qatar M-Sport Ford + 5m43.1s 7. Martin Prokop Czech Ford + 11m25.4s 8. Henning Solberg M-Sport Ford + 11m42.7s 9. Evgeny Novikov Qatar M-Sport Ford + 13m04.7s 10. Yazeed Al Rahji Yazeed Ford + 16m27.0s
On a side note, Petter Solberg won the historic portion of the rally in a rwd Ford Escort MKII with his wife Pernilla as navigator and ...mechanic!