Co-driver Steve Harris.

My first rally in tarmac and first rally, where I could learn the route beforehand. I had tremendous problems through the whole rally. Left rear bearing broke and that caused loosen wheel. We didn´t surrender, so we drove to finish with only three wheels.

Motorsport news: “Drive of the day. Jari-Matti Latvala twice lost a rear wheel on his Clio when the bearing collapsed. But the fearless Finn reached service each time and won his class despite road penalties. A star is born.”

48th overall, Class S5 1st

Rally car: Renault Clio, group N, front-wheel drive.
Asquith Autosport as service team.
Motor sport coach Pentti Airikkala.