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David Evans found out why Rally Sweden is a firm favourite with the WRC's top drivers last weekend, and all he needed was his laptop and a running commentary from former world champion co-driver Robert Reid

I did 9.17 miles in just under eight minutes during last week's Rally Sweden.

I had 2001 World Rally Champion co-driver Robert Reid alongside me and we had a ball.

Virtually.

Actually, we were sat at my laptop watching one of Reid's best memories and Richard Burns' finest hours: the Sagen stage second time through in 2001. YouTube it for a fuller understanding of what I'm about to discuss.

A bit of background, Burns and Reid had gone off the road early in the event, dumping their Subaru Impreza WRC2001 in a snowbank. Their chances of winning the event had gone south and they would end the rally 16th overall. But they could still have some fun.

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