Tag Archives: Jari-Matti Latvala

WRC – Jari-Matti Latvala Takes Out Rally Sweden

February 13, 2012

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The Ford World Rally Team crew of Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila claimed their second victory in Rally Sweden today, winning the event by 16.6 seconds after 349.16 competitive kilometres. Former team-mates Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen finished second for Citroën while Mads Østberg and Jonas Andersson took the final podium position after a hard-fought […]

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WRC – Latvala Wins Rally Sweden As Ford Nets 6 Of The Best

February 13, 2012

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Ford World Rally Team drivers Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila won Rally Sweden today by 16.6sec after a tense finale to this second round of the FIA World Rally Championship. Victory in a Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car was Ford’s sixth consecutive success at the only true winter rally of the season. It was […]

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WRC – Hirvonen’s First Podium Finish With Citroen

February 13, 2012

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With clear gaps already established between the frontrunners, the third and final day of Rally Sweden saw no changes at the top of the overall standings. Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen ended their second rally with the Citroën Total World Rally Team by securing second spot on the podium. Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena keep […]

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WRC – Latvala Leads Rally Sweden After Day 2

February 12, 2012

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Jari-Matti Latvala continues to lead after the second day of competition in Rally Sweden, the second round of the FIA World Rally Championship. The Finn has extended his advantage and now has 23 seconds in hand to former team-mate Mikko Hirvonen while Petter Solberg maintains third. Today’s route took in two loops of four stages […]

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WRC – Hirvonen Keeps Up The Pressure

February 12, 2012

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After pushing hard every inch of the way, Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen held on to second position in Rally Sweden. The Citroën Total World Rally Team crew now trail Jari-Matti Latvala by 23s ahead of the final day of racing. Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena achieved their target for the day, clinching sixth place. […]

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WRC – Ford and Latvala lead in Sweden

February 11, 2012

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Ford World Rally Team drivers Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila led Rally Sweden after a demanding opening day’s competition on snow and ice-covered roads.  The Finns lead this second round of the FIA World Rally Championship by 16.8sec in a Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car, with team-mates Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson in third. […]

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WRC – Latvala Wins Rally GB As Ford Claim Podium Clean Sweep

November 14, 2011

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Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team’s Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila today won Wales Rally GB as Fiesta RS World Rally Cars powered to a 1-2-3 finish on the final round of the FIA World Rally Championship.  The Finns claimed their fifth world rally victory, and their first since July last year, as the Fiesta […]

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WRC – Hirvonen Makes His Mark As WRC Title Duel Blasts Off In Wales

November 11, 2011

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Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team drivers Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen were quick to make their mark as the long-awaited battle for the drivers’ title in the FIA World Rally Championship began this afternoon.  The Finns were fastest through Wales Rally GB’s opening forest speed test in their Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car […]

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WRC – Double Podium In Spain Sends Ford’s Title Fight To Final Round

October 24, 2011

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Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen’s quest for a maiden FIA World Rally Championship title will go to a final round shootout after Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team claimed a double podium in Rally de España today.  They finished second in a Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car with team-mates Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila […]

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WRC – Loeb & Elena Close In On Rally Spain Victory

October 23, 2011

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After the opening day on gravel, Rally Spain continued today on the Catalonian tarmac. Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena, who were in the lead at the end of the first leg, controlled the gap to their pursuers. Their performance enabled them to bag the only record still lacking in their incredible results – the highest […]

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WRC – Hirvonen Heads World Championship After Dramatic Final Day In France

October 3, 2011

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Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team drivers Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen are tied for the lead of the FIA World Rally Championship following a dramatic turn of events after the finish of Rallye de France today. The Finns finished round 11 of the series in fourth place in a Ford Fiesta RS World Rally […]

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WRC – News from the FIA World Rally Championship‏

September 27, 2011

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Stages from this week’s Rallye de France Alsace will be streamed live and exclusive on the World Rally Championship’s official website, wrc.com, as part of a pilot project to investigate future digital opportunities for the all-action series. World Rally Championship promoter North One Sport has made a substantial investment in the trial, which will be […]

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WRC – Hirvonen Back In Championship Fight After Rally Australia

September 12, 2011

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FINLAND’S Mikko Hirvonen has reinvigorated the fight for the 2011 FIA World Rally Championship by winning a dramatic Rally Australia on the New South Wales Coffs Coast today. Hirvonen, co-driven by countryman Jarmo Lehtinen, began the final leg of the three-day event 22.7 seconds behind Ford teammate Jari-Matti Latvala. But when Latvala slowed to enable his […]

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WRC – Hirvonen & Latvala Steer Ford To 1-2 In Australia

September 11, 2011

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Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team claimed a dominant one-two finish in Rally Australia today.  Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen won this 10th round of the FIA World Rally Championship by 14.7sec in a Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car, ahead of fellow Finns Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila in a similar car. It was […]

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WRC – Latvala Leads Rally Australia Going Into Final Day

September 10, 2011

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FINNISH JARI-Matti Latvala will be forced to clean the road for his rivals on the final day of Rally Australia after completing Saturday’s last gravel test at the head of the field on the New South Wales Coffs Coast today. With the standings after the 13.79-kilometre 18th stage being used to determine the running order […]

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WRC – Hirvonen Leads Rally Australia, Latvala Chasing Hard

September 10, 2011

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FINLAND’S Jari-Matti Latvala has proved that he won’t give up on winning Rally Australia without a fight after clocking the fastest time on today’s final gravel test to cut Ford team-mate Mikko Hirvonen’s lead to 6.6s.   With rain returning following a brief respite, Latvala was 2.9s quicker than Hirvonen in his works Fiesta RS […]

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WRC – Shakedown Pace Boosts Latvala At Rally Australia

September 9, 2011

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FINNISH driver Jari-Matti Latvala claimed a “real confidence booster” in setting the fastest time in shakedown today for RallyAustralia, round 10 of the World Rally Championship on theNew South WalesCoffsCoast. The Ford Fiesta RS WRC ace, yet to win in the WRC this season, stopped the clock in 1m58.9s after the 3.77-kilometre practice stage onSherwood […]

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WRC – Fresh Start In Rally Australia For Ford Abu Dhabi Drivers

September 5, 2011

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New-look Rally Australia (8 – 11 September) offers a step into the unknown for Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team’s drivers.  A new base at Coffs Harbour, on the northern coast of New South Wales, means Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen and team-mates Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila must quickly get to grips with roads […]

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WRC – Loeb On Top In Germany

August 20, 2011

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By WRC.com Sebastien Loeb will begin day two of ADAC Rallye Deutschland with a lead of 7.4s over Citroen team-mate Sebastien Ogier following an action-packed opening day of the first asphalt event of the World Rally Championship season. Jari-Matti Latvala had got the rally off to a sensational start for the factory Ford team by […]

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WRC – Ford Fiesta’s winning start in Germany turns to frustration‏

August 20, 2011

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Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen ended the opening leg of Rallye Deutschland in third place after a frustrating day for the Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team.  Team-mates Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila made a perfect start to the first asphalt event for the new-generation WRC cars by winning the opening speed test, but both […]

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