rally director Jarmo Mahonen
has insisted Rally Sweden
goes ahead as planned - despite Sebastien Ogier
's call for it to be cancelled. Mahonen attended a meeting along with rally organisers, WRC
Promoter and the teams on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the state of the roads following the first day of the recce and the weather forecast for the remainder of the week. "We are running as scheduled." Mahonen said. "We have already been working for a few days to try to resolve the situation and we remain positive. "The teams, the FIA
, the rally organisation and the promoter are all committed to support competition." Asked about Ogier
's criticism of the roads, Mahonen added: "Of course, we listen to them and it is about safety in the end. "But at the same time, it is always a little game: they compare to other years. "It is his opinion and I understand that, but he has forgotten that his team is behind the decision to run the race." Mahonen said the World Rally Championship
teams all ... ...