Rally de Portugal – Pre-event press conference

I have got good experience on how not to make pace notes! I had quite a big accident here a few years ago, so it was 110 per cent concentration on the recce for me.

Question from the floor

Q: Martin Holmes (Martin Holmes Rallying, UK).
Jari-Matti, why is the set-up of your car a disadvantage and will it be a disadvantage for Swbastien Ogier?

Jari-Matti Latvala:
It's not a disadvantage, there is nothing wrong with the transmission – it works 100 per cent and Ogier is very happy and he can drive it. But I have a completely different braking style and I can't get myself familiar with the car as it is now. I need to change the set-up to get more confidence on the braking. I could try to change my driving style and brake differently, but this is long process, it can take a whole year so then I prefer to go set-up-wise. I can be more confident with the car like this, this is why we implement the change.

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