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Rally as a family sport

Saab 9-3 in rally action

Rallying has always been a sport characterized by passion for both competitors and spectators. Rallying’s a difficult sport to get started in if you’re not connected to it somehow. That’s why a lot of today’s top rally drivers have had dads, mums, uncles or second cousins who’ve competed before them.

Rallying became very popular in Scandinavia in the 1950s, thanks in part to the invention there of the specialsträcka (Swedish) or erikoiskoe (Finnish), or special stage: shorter sections of route, usually on minor or private roads—predominantly gravel in these countries—away from habitation and traffic, which were separately timed.

Saab 9-3 Rally

Sometimes, In this sport the whole family involved. You’ve probably already heard of the “Rally family”: Solberg, Latvala, Toivonen… But, in rallies participate less famous family, such as for example the family Eriksson (Johan Eriksson Motorsport).

Johan Eriksson Motorsport

This family rally team consists of a driver Johan Eriksson and co-driver Ann-Sofie Eriksson, competing in a SAAB 9-3 T Etanol Gr-A. See below some of the races in which they participated this season:


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