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Volkswagen's Jari-Matti Latvala thrilled with Rally Argentina victory, says result keeps his championship hopes alive.

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DafyddLarcombe

May 14, 2014 12:54 PM

I can see JM growing in confidence again, I don't know if he can be consistent enough to stay out of the bushes, but it would seem that when everything is right this is indeed the Championships fastest driver. Something that we have seen glimpses of but not enough of

I think once this Guy is finally on top of his game he will take some stopping, Ogier should be very worried, JM has shown consistency never before seen, predominantly the start of the season doesn't go well for him, and this year has been quite different. I think he will take huge comfort from beating his team mate in a straight fight in Argentina, not an easy place to push either

Ogier only needs to slip up once and JM will be level on points so it is all to play for. JM is good at playing catch up, I think he and Mikko will surprise everyone in Jyvaskyla and will be ding dong, It is possible that Ogier could yet be fighting for the Podium rather than the lead. I am hopeful and optimistic, JM deserves a Good run.

DafyddLarcombe

May 14, 2014 1:03 PM
Last Edited 124 days ago

Im not getting carried away with his Argentina Result but wouldn't it be exciting if JM had several more wins this season and pushed Ogier all the way and Ford suddenly returned with a Big Budget and did a Colin McRae with Latvala by Poaching him away from VW with a Big Pay Packet

Mikko and JM both back in Fords again in a Proper fight with VW and Ogier, while Elfyn is VWs version of Mikklesen bringing up the rear in a programme designed to bring him quietly upto speed with the Tear 1 Team with a Full programme and testing like his Team mates

I know JM would love to drive a Ford again and is still very close to Malcolm, even with VW treating him well I don't think it wold take much persuasion to Return and If Ford were returning with a Long Term Guarantee and a Reasonable pay Cheque words wouldn't really need to be said. Maybe by then Citroen would be stronger with Meeke and Ostberg, also Hyundai with Neville and Sordo

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