Tag Archive: Jari-Matti Latvala

Jun 30

FIA World Rally Championship / Orlen 74th Rally Poland / Thierry Neuville leads three-car fight

Thierry Neuville leads Orlen 74th Rally Poland amid a thrilling battle on sodden roads

Thierry Neuville leads Orlen 74th Rally Poland amid a thrilling battle on sodden roadsDriving a Hyundai i20, Thierry Neuville headed Ott Tänak’s Ford Fiesta by 1.3sec, with Jari-Matti Latvala a further 5.3sec behind in a Toyota Yaris. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 06

WRC: Yaris improvements boost Latvala

“On the last gravel round in México we were pretty far away, but in Argentina we could challenge more”

Jari-Matti Latvala has praised his Toyota team’s rapid rate of improvement after a Fifth-place finish at YPF Rally Argentina that keeps him second in the WRC drivers’ championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 21

Toyota’s force of nature

The Japanese manufacturer returned to the WRC this season with its Yaris World Rally Car

Toyota has marked its comeback to the FIA World Rally Championship with a spectacular new video containing exciting action from its 2017 campaign mixed with historic footage. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 17

WRC: Latvala looks forward

“It was a miracle we got back to service”

Jari-Matti Latvala’s troubled weekend at Rally Guanajuato Mexico highlighted the areas in which his Toyota Gazoo Racing team must focus, according to the Finn. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 08

WRC: Thrilling city spectacle kicks off Rally Mexico

Massive crowds will generate a sizzling atmosphere

WRC Thrilling city spectacle kicks off Rally Mexico Bustling Mexico City will stop in its tracks on Thursday (9 March) when the FIA World Rally Championship transforms the famous Zócalo square into a colourful motorsport fiesta.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 28

WRC: Latvala reveals Ogier pressure

Now driving for Toyota, a resurgent Latvala leads the drivers standings after victory at the last round in Sweden

Jari-Matti Latvala has talked of the pressure he felt at Volkswagen last year and how his failure to match the achievements of team-mate Sébastien Ogier prompted a drastic change of approach that ultimately backfired. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 21

WRC: Jari-Matti’s Swedish quartet

A look back at his previous Swedish successes

Jari-Matti Latvala’s victory at Rally Sweden in a Yaris WRC was the fourth time he had won the event at the wheel of a different car. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 16

WRC: “Toyota spirit lifts me” – Latvala

“I dropped my performance in the second half of last season and I can honestly say I lost some confidence”

Jari-Matti Latvala believes the switch to Toyota’s WRC squad late last year has reinvigorated his career after a lean period at Volkswagen. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 15

WRC: Tänak still awaits maiden win

He has now finished on the podium three times in the last four rounds

Amid the surprise of Jari-Matti Latvala’s Rally Sweden victory last weekend, Ott Tänak delivered further evidence that his maiden WRC win could be just around the corner. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 12

WRC : Latvala triumphs in Sweden (updated)

He also won the final live TV Power Stage

Jari Matti Latvala Suède 2017 - photo DR - Nextgen-Auto Jari-Matti Latvala won his fourth Rally Sweden on Sunday afternoon to provide Toyota with victory on only its second rally back after a 17-year absence from the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 12

WRC: Latvala charges clear

“I’m amazed”

Jari-Matti Latvala delivered a crushing blow to Ott Tänak with a blistering performance through Sunday morning’s opening speed test at Rally Sweden to stretch his overnight lead to more than 10sec. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 11

Latvala leads after late Neuville crash

Thierry Neuville crashes from top spot at Rally Sweden to hand Latvala dramatic lead

Jari Matti Latvala Suède 2017 - photo DR - Nextgen-Auto Jari-Matti Latvala was the surprise leader on Saturday night after an action-packed day on the snow. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 11

WRC: Tänak’s tasty treble at Rally Sweden

This afternoon’s SS12 Knon has been cancelled

Ott Tänak won all three Saturday morning speed tests at Rally Sweden to close on second-placed Jari-Matti Latvala. After victory in the ultra-fast Knon opener, the third-placed Estonian was quickest through Hagfors and Vargåsen to narrow the gap to 9.2sec. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 10

Neuville takes lead in Sweden

Thierry Neuville tops the standings on Friday night after a late attack in Sweden

  Thierry Neuville - Suede - photo Francois Beaudin DPPI Neuville leads Rally Sweden after a thrilling duel with Jari-Matti Latvala in which the lead changed hands several times. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 10

WRC: Rally Sweden, Neuville’s Swedish double

The Belgian was 2.0sec faster than Kris Meeke in the opening Röjden special stage

Thierry Neuville took the lead of Rally Sweden on Friday morning after winning the opening two speed tests to relegate overnight leader Jari-Matti Latvala. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 05

Latvala on Yaris WRC progress

Latvala guided the all-new Yaris to an unexpected second place on its debut at Rallye Monte-Carlo

As he prepares to tackle his second rally in Toyota’s Yaris WRC, Jari-Matti Latvala says recent tests have shown big improvements in the car in the last two months. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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