Co-driver Miikka Anttila.
I made a mistake in shakedown and hit a big stone. Luckily we didn´t hit the trees, our car stayed on the road and got only minor damages. Unfortunately this incident made the beginning of the race a bit stressfull. In spite of a sticky start I found a good rhythm in the afternoon. There was a big hole on the road in Vellipohja II, which I drove into while braking heavily. It caused damages to the radiator. I was so impatient that I did not stop immediately so I broke the engine. There would have been many magnificent stages ahead but we had to retire.
Toyota Corolla WRC
Service team Latvala Motorsport Oy.