Tag Archive: Jari-Matti Latvala

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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Jul 31

Latvala flies to Finland lead

Almost half the rally’s competitive distance was crammed into nine gravel speed tests

Jari-Matti Latvala delighted his home fans by leading Neste Oil Rally Finland on Friday night after an enthralling leg in which the lead changed hands three times. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

Ogier holds slender lead in Poland

Sébastien Ogier headed a Volkswagen Motorsport 1-2-3 after Friday’s opening leg of 72nd LOTOS Rally Poland

The FIA World Rally Championship leader headed Andreas Mikkelsen by 2.1sec, with Jari-Matti Latvala a further 8.7sec behind in third. All three are driving Polo R cars. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

74 entries for LOTOS 72nd Rally Poland

There are 14 entries in the top-line World Rally Car class

The organisers of LOTOS 72nd Rally Poland have confirmed a seventy-four car entry for the event, which runs from 2-5 July and is the seventh round of the world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

Latvala ends barren run with Portugal win

Vodafone Rally de Portugal

WRC - Vodafone Rally de Portugal - Jari-Matti Latvala Jari-Matti Latvala ended a bleak sequence of results by holding off team-mate Sébastien Ogier to win Vodafone Rally de Portugal on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

Latvala repels Ogier to retain Portugal lead

Despite enduring the worst road conditions of the frontrunners

Jari-Matti Latvala clung onto the lead of Vodafone Rally de Portugal on Saturday as a determined charge from team-mate Sébastien Ogier set up a thrilling final day. Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

Meeke closes on Portugal lead

The Northern Irishman won the test by 2.4sec from Sébastien Ogier

A second consecutive victory in Saturday morning’s final stage moved Kris Meeke to within striking distance of leader Jari-Matti Latvala at Vodafone Rally de Portugal. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Latvala finds form to lead in Portugal

He won the same stage this morning and this afternoon in his Volkswagen Polo R

Jari-Matti Latvala put a smile back on his face after a dismal run of three consecutive pointless rounds by leading Vodafone Rally de Portugal after Friday’s opening leg. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Andreas Mikkelsen wins shakedown and Alén’s record under threat

Vodafone Rally de Portugal

WRC - Mikkelsen wins shakedown and Alén’s record under threat The Norwegian headed team-mates Sébastien Ogier and Jari-Matti Latvala in a VW 1-2-3. While his colleagues have driven the car since January’s opening round of the season in Monte-Carlo, this is Mikkelsen’s first rally in it. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

Latvala’s error puts Ogier clear

It left Ogier with room to breathe ahead of the developing battle between Mads Østberg and Andreas Mikkelsen

Sébastien Ogier will take a lead of 1min 15.2sec into Sunday’s final leg of Rally Guanajuato Mexico after a mistake by team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala this morning left him in the clear. Read the rest of this entry »

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