Tag Archive: Jari-Matti Latvala

Jul 12

Twenty World Rally Cars in Finland

The stellar entry matches Rally Sweden in 2013

Neste Rally Finland (28 – 31 July) expects 20 World Rally Cars to start the Jyväskylä-based forest spectacular – a figure not surpassed in the FIA World Rally Championship for almost eight years. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

WRC: Neuville casts Latvala adrift in Italy

“The car was amazing to drive in slippery conditions”

Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN) performs during FIA World Rally Championship 2016 Italy in Alghero , Italy on June 10, 2016 Thierry Neuville distanced Jari-Matti Latvala with a powerful Saturday afternoon charge to carry a healthy lead into tomorrow’s final leg of Rally Italia Sardegna. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 10

WRC: Revitalised Neuville leads in Italy

The lead changed hands on every rough road speed test as the pair fought tooth and nail in intense heat

WRC - Revitalised Neuville leads in Italy A rejuvenated Thierry Neuville banished memories of a torrid start to the season to lead Rally Italia Sardegna on Friday night after an enthralling duel with Jari-Matti Latvala. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

WRC: Hayden Paddon leads Argentina as Latvala crashes

“There’s still a long way to go with very tough stages” – Paddon

WRC Hayden Paddon leads Argentina as Latvala crashes Hayden Paddon is on course for his maiden WRC victory after Jari-Matti Latvala rolled out of the lead of YPF Rally Argentina on Saturday afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

Latvala out front after opening leg in Argentina

“It’s been a very good day with no really big mistakes” – Latvala

Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN) performs during the FIA World Rally Championship Argentina 2016 in Cordoba, Argentina on April 21, 2016 Jari-Matti Latvala made a determined start in his quest for back-to-back FIA World Rally Championship wins by leading YPF Rally Argentina after Friday’s first full day of action. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 12

Volkswagen’s vision of the future

Volkswagen has been testing key 2017 components in the current Polo R chassis since August last year

Designers at Volkswagen Motorsport have produced a concept drawing of how the manufacturer’s Polo R World Rally Car could look when new technical regulations are introduced into WRC next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 07

WRC: Dominant Latvala is master of Mexico

Latvala ends Ogier’s winning run in Mexico

Latvala ends Ogier's winning run in Mexico Jari-Matti Latvala ended team-mate Sébastien Ogier’s perfect start to the WRC season with a convincing victory at Rally Guanajuato Mexico on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

WRC: Latvala unchallenged in Mexico mountains

The Volkswagen Polo R pilot won all six gravel speed tests

Jari-Matti Latvala takes a comfortable lead into Sunday’s final leg of Rally Guanajuato Mexico after an imperious display over sun-kissed mountain roads on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

WRC: Latvala dominates Mexico’s opening leg

“I’m happy with the gap tonight” said Latvala

Jari-Matti Latvala exploited favourable road conditions to dominate Friday’s first full leg at Rally Guanajuato Mexico and build a half-minute lead over team-mate Sébastien Ogier. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 12

WRC: Ogier sets early pace in Sweden

Sébastien Ogier held a slender lead at Rally Sweden following Friday morning’s opening speed test at Torsby

The Frenchman was fastest by three-tenths of a second from Volkswagen Polo R team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen on roads much improved from two days ago when they tackled the recce in soft and muddy conditions. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 05

Star-studded entry for Rallye Monte-Carlo

Defending champion Sébastien Ogier heads the seeded entry list

A total of 90 crews, 15 in the premier World Rally Car category, will start Rallye Monte-Carlo, the opening round of the 2016 World Rally Championship, later this month. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Latvala completes French double

Oct 04

Latvala edges ahead of Evans in Corsica

Latvala switched to the manual gearshift system in his Volkswagen Polo R during the final speed test

Jari-Matti Latvala overcame a late gearbox problem to edge ahead of Elfyn Evans and lead the Tour de Corse – Rallye de France after Saturday’s second leg. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Sébastien Ogier led Coates Hire Rally Australia after Saturday’s penultimate leg to set up a thrilling finale with just 2.6sec covering the top three

Ogier leads Australia thriller

He snatched the lead from Kris Meeke in the dusty and dark final speed test to head the Ulsterman by just three-tenths of a second, with Jari-Matti Latvala a further 2.3sec behind after a titanic daylong battle. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

Latvala in front in Australia

The Volkswagen Polo R driver ended a slippery morning in New South Wales almost 11sec behind leader Kris Meeke

Jari-Matti Latvala grabbed the lead of Coates Hire Rally Australia in the final stage of Friday’s opening leg after charging up from fifth during a strong afternoon attack. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Ogier wins in Germany

Jari-Matti Latvala 2nd and Andreas Mikkelsen 3rd

Sébastien Ogier won ADAC Rallye Deutschland on Sunday afternoon to move within touching distance of a third consecutive FIA World Rally Championship title. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

WRC: Ogier pulls clear on tank roads

He topped the times over both runs of the sprint Arena Panzerplatte

ADAC Rallye Deutschland leader Sébastien Ogier tamed the feared Panzerplatte military roads to win all three Saturday morning stages on the Baumholder ranges and give himself breathing space at the top of the leaderboard. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Ogier sets early pace in Germany

The Frenchman was 1.4sec quicker than Volkswagen Polo R team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala in Sauertal

Sébastien Ogier won Friday morning’s opening two speed tests at ADAC Rallye Deutschland to take an early lead in this ninth round of the FIA World Rally Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

Ogier hopes to break Volkswagen duck

ADAC Rallye Deutschland

ADAC Rallye Deutschland - Sebastien OgierAn elusive victory on home soil will be the target for Volkswagen’s flying trio of drivers at the Rally of Germany in Trier this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 02

Latvala wins fastest WRC rally ever

The Finn triumphed in an event affectionately known as the ‘Finnish Grand Prix’

WRC - Latvala wins fastest WRC rally everJari-Matti Latvala won the fastest event in FIA World Rally Championship history when he claimed his third victory at Neste Oil Rally Finland on Sunday afternoon.

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