Co-driver: Miikka Anttila

The beginning of the rally was like a dream. We led the group N after three special stages. The roads were very bumpy and I slowed down on the fourth stage. I don´t know if it was a correct decision because I drove into a hole on stage five. The left suspension and a tyre broke down. We changed the tyre on the stage and drove 30 kilometres with a broken suspension. We lost five minutes. The car was repaired in the service. We were in the seventh place after the day but the difference in time to the fourth place wasn’t very big. That was our next target on Saturday morning. Our intentions were doomed when the front diff broke down on the first stage 2,8 kilometres from the start. We did however try to continue to the next stage but the clutch couldn´t last driving without the front diff. An irritating retirement, points would have been nice to have.

26th overall, 9th in group N

Subaru Impreza WRX STI -06
Service team: Motoring club
Rally engineer Asko Kosonen