Co-driver Carl Williamson.

Morning was frosty. Roads were at the beginning hard and slippery for summer tyres. On stage three, I nearly turned the car over. I set fastest times on all other nine stages and I won the rally by two minutes.

Motorsport News: “The young Finn entered the event to gain further experience of WRC cars and, with the Ford Focus he will use to contest the BRC still not finished, hired a Toyota Corolla WRC for the rally. He set fastest time on all but one of the event’s ten stages and two half spins were the only blots on his copybook.”

1st overall, Class 1st

Toyota Corolla WRC 98, group A.
Service team JM Engineering.
Rally engineer Esko Reiners