Co-driver Miikka Anttila.
My first rally in WRC car and ice-stud tyres. Car worked fine and I didn´t do any big mistakes. My reaction time in the start was not good and I spun in last special stage.
“Pohjalainen” newspaper: “Latvala´s driving was convincing. On friday´s first stage young lad from Töysä set the fastest time by 1,7 seconds and when this stage was driven for second time deficit to second was seven seconds. On saturday´s stages Finnish youngster humiliated his rivals on every stage. Final difference to second place was almost two minutes.”
1st overall, Class A6 1st
Toyota Corolla WRC 98, group A as rally car.
Service team JM Engineering.
Rally engineer Esko Reiners