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Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team's Jari-Matti Latvala looks back on the Jordan Rally, the fourth round in the 2011 World Rally Championship, in his latest exclusive column for Crash.net.

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dafydd Larcombe - Unregistered

April 19, 2011 12:00 PM

I think Jari Matti is in the perfect position to take a win there. He is 4th in the Championship so he will have favorable road position. He can push and decide if he wants to risk being 1st on the road for day 2.

If not, he can see everyones times in front of him and give himself the best chance for day 2 and possibly for day 3 too.

It would be much better if road position didnt play such a big part in the sport but until a better system is thought up, this will be the case every time.

Its so good to all of a sudden se 5 drivers regularly fighting for the win and swapping fastest times though

Peyroles - Unregistered

April 19, 2011 6:13 PM

AutoHebdo website claims a big stone and a blue can were deliberately put in front of Ogier's Citro├źn in the penultimate stage. Ogier had to slow to avoid.

slightlysideways

April 19, 2011 9:51 PM
Last Edited 1095 days ago

peyrolles,
Fans have always been doing things like this so they can see something exciting happen of their own doing.
I doubt anyone from the Ford team would even consider doing something like that, that's just the way they are.
Strange Ogier didn't mention it at the end

CraigIRL - Unregistered

April 20, 2011 2:36 PM

Things being in the middle of the road is always going to happen. Rallying is unpredictable, which makes it the greatest form of motorsport. The stone that lay in Ogier's path is just something that happens.

As for the fans wanting to make their excitement, that is definitely true. The fans threw snowballs at Mikko Hirvonen in Monte Carlo '08. And I think it was in Mexico, can't remember which year, but someone threw a stone at Matthew Wilson's windscreen and cracked it. It's all part and parcel of the rallying.

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