Latvala to remember this year's Rally Finland for the rest of his life

Jari-Matti Latvala says that he enjoyed his driving in Toyota GR Yaris Rally1 last weekend and will never forget his participation at this year's Rally Finland.

The three-time Rally Finland winner took a break from his team principal duties and had the chance to drive the hybrid Yaris for the first time at his home event. His former co-driver, Miikka Anttila was not alongside him as we used to watch both of them competing in WRC in the past, but Juho Hanninen stepped in as his navigator. Both of them enjoyed their home rally and entertained the rally community with their reactions and their discussions at the end of every stage. They finished in fifth place overall and stayed out of trouble while they scored one point in Powerstage as they were the fifth-fastest crew in that stage.

"It has been an amazing and fun feeling all weekend, I really enjoyed the driving in this car", Latvala said. 

"Thank you to Akio and the team for giving me this great opportunity. 

"It’s been something really phenomenal that I will remember for the rest of the life. 

"It was extraordinary to be able to drive relaxed without having to think about the results. 

"When the conditions were difficult, we could just drive with our own rhythm and to end up fifth overall and even score in the Power Stage, it’s just fantastic. 

"It is also really special to see Elfyn on the top step of the podium and Takamoto in third and I’m really happy for both of them".

Photo Credits: Toyota

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