Tag Archive: Jari-Matti Latvala

Jan 19

ERC graduates flock to Rallye Monte-Carlo

A number of other Rallye Monte-Carlo participants have ERC event experience

ERC graduates flock to Rallye Monte-CarloA number of drivers with FIA European Rally Championship experience will be in action when Rallye Monte-Carlo gets underway this evening. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 21

WRC: Mikkelsen gets Monte but title plans on hold

The 27-year-old Norwegian hasn’t been able to put together a top-level deal

Former Volkswagen driver Andreas Mikkelsen will take the wheel of a Skoda Fabia R5 at next month’s Rallye Monte-Carlo, having accepted that he won’t be able to fight for the drivers’ Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 14

WRC: Latvala joins Toyota squad

Latvala joins compatriot Juho Hänninen

Toyota Gazoo Racing has confirmed that Jari-Matti Latvala will lead its driver line up for the upcoming WRC season after the team officially launched its 2017 programme in Helsinki this afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

WRC: Latvala tops Finland shakedown

The 31-year-old was 0.5sec ahead of Sébastien Ogier and Andreas Mikkelsen

Jari-Matti Latvala headed a Volkswagen clean sweep of the top times at the Neste Rally Finland shakedown on Thursday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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