The Swedes love it very much WRC and their rally. But they are ready to sacrifice him in front of some quadrupeds.
Everything is ready for the second round to begin World Rally Championshipthe impressive Rally of Sweden. The drivers are there and have been testing for several days on snowy and icy special routes.
But there is a sudden problem that upsets the progress of the race and the organizers. Who were already forced to cancel one of the specials of the match, Ortrask, repeated twice, in the morning and in the evening of the second day.
The reason for this is absolutely Swedish. And it is related with a large herd of reindeer which have gathered in the wider area of this particular route and they do not say to leave.
Careless reindeer it seems have found in the area a good place for grazing and in the minds of the organizers does not even pass the possibility of expelling them from there, as a sign of respect for nature.
Reindeer have now become an important topic for the fight, which due to the conditions it has been moved more than 700 kilometers north, to find normal snow conditions.
There now are located in the area where reindeer abound, which pose a significant risk if they collide with a racing car that goes over 180 km / h.
Sweden Rally CEO Glenn Olsson said the move to cancel the race reflected the position of the organizers and the whole WRC for changes in climate and the environment, and the respect that everyone must show to the fauna of the area.
Alongside wants to appease the reactions of many locals who did not see with a good eye the transfer of the struggle there and the upset it will bring to their lives.
It is estimated that more than 260,000 reindeer live in Sweden with their pastures occupying one third of the country and over 2,500 people being employed in their grazing.
As for the special, organizers say it will not be replacedand there will be the required change in the overall program of the race.
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