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.”