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1.9.2001 Jurvan asfalttisprint Y II, L II

Was written in Vauhdin maailma 10/01 -magazine:

“In youngsters’ group there were surprise when Jari-Matti Latvala, from Töysä, was only second fastest after the first lap. He has won all the eight rounds that he has driven. Fastest in the first pass was Hannu Lanamäki, from Lehtimäki. In the second loop Lanamäki enriched his time by two seconds and that was enough for the victory. Latvala was trying to battle for the win with slipping clutch, but Lanamäki was 0,15 second faster. Latvala found also some mistakes from his own driving: “We have new gearbox and gear selection is now different. I missed the right gear few times, and maybe that cost the win”, told Latvala.”

2017-11-03T12:06:18+02:00

12.8.2001 Tuusaniemi Sprint L I

Was written in Vauhdin Maailma -magazine 9/01:

“In youngsters’ group only 16 years old second-generation driver, Jari-Matti Latvala, amazed big audience and competitors with overwhelming victory. It was even more amazing because his Toyota Corolla GT was in gravel setups. His father, Jari Latvala and private rally team leader Timo Hulkkonen followed Jari-Matti’s balanced and fast drive with please. Jari-Matti has been training with several cars from under 10 years old, althought he was able to start competing only from last spring, told Jari Latvala.”

2017-11-03T12:19:27+02:00

8.7.2001 Uuraisten Sähkötyö Ky -rallisprint Y I

Was written in Vauhdin Maailma -magazine 8/01:

“Two fastest drivers in youngsters’ group were from Ostrobothnia. Without any risks Jari-Matti Latvala, from Latvala, took the victory. It seems that Latvala has listened advices well, because with that time he would have been fifth in general group and in juniors’ third. It was quite close that Latvala would have been fastest two wheel drive driver, because he lost that title only by 0,05 seconds.

2017-11-03T12:20:39+02:00

1.7.2001 Nuutajärven Lasi -rallisprint Y I

Letter 2.7.2001 from event’s Route Master / Communications manager Jarmo Vähä-Touru:

“Congratulations Jari-Matti from nice rally!

It was great to follow your driving in so called Lasimyymälä corner. I felt that you have good genetics and driving lines are place. With journalist from Vauhdin Maailma we noted that you’re driving just like Jari in his previous years. We were there at first pass. Speed was good because all the three haystacks got hitted. You will be the champion in one day. Keep on going and tell greeting to Jari. Tell him that he is “too” old either.”

2017-11-03T12:21:54+02:00

3.6.2001 Kajaanin rallisprint Y I

Was written in Hanaa -magazine 7.6.2001:

“Despite his young age Jari-Matti Latvala is already experienced motorsportsman. He has competing from the age of 8 years. Until the last summer he was driving karting, but immediately when he reached age of 16, he changed to Rally sprint car. “I will invest in rally sprint and the next step will be rally”, Latvala told. In Kajaani Latvala drove his fourth event.”

2017-11-03T12:23:18+02:00

20.5.2001 Tav-Sprint Y I

Was written in Hanaa -magazine 7.6.2001:

“In youngsters’ group quite spectacular drive was seen, when Jari-Matti Latvala, from Alavus, drove with Toyota Corolla GT. After the first pass, Joni Mäkelä, from Teisko, was 0,01 second ahead of Latvala. But on the second pass Latvala was able to improve his time by 4 seconds. It was enough for the third win in youngsters group, despite Joni Mäkelä improved his time by 2 seconds.

2017-11-03T12:24:31+02:00

6.5.2001 Radio Pooki -asfalttisprint Y I

Was written in Hanaa -magazine 7.6.2001:

“In youngsters’ group quite spectacular drive was seen, when Jari-Matti Latvala, from Alavus, drove with Toyota Corolla GT. After the first pass, Joni Mäkelä, from Teisko, was 0,01 second ahead of Latvala. But on the second pass Latvala was able to improve his time by 4 seconds. It was enough for the third win in youngsters group, despite Joni Mäkelä improved his time by 2 seconds.

2017-11-03T12:25:18+02:00

5.5.2001 Asfalttisprint, Hiekkasärkät Y I

Jari-Matti’s thoughts about his first start:

“The first start in competition was extremely exciting moment. I was so nervous, that I felt like I wasn’t breathing at all during the first lap. Second start was considerably easier and that’s why I was able to win the event. Toyota Corolla GT was in right shape, but we didn’t have proper racing tyres. We get right tyres right before the start and that increased my tense. I had only once driven rally car on tarmac at Kemora.”

 

Was written in Hanaa -magazine:

“In youngsters’ group Jari-Matti Latvala took his first victory in his first event ever. Jari-Matti, who had his 16th birthday at the start of April, is second-generation rally driver. His father is Jari Latvala. Jari-Matti passed by Starlet pilot Hannu Lanamäki. Their cap was 1,0 second. Pekka Keski-Korsu, who was driven VW, was one second behind them.”

2017-11-03T12:26:17+02:00