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Latvala fulfils 'lifelong dream' in Estonia

Technical gremlins cost Jari-Matti Latvala historic class win on Rally Estonia

Volkswagen driver Jari-Matti Latvala fulfilled a 'lifelong dream' on Rally Estonia last weekend when he took part in the event in an Audi Quattro.

The Finn put in a first class performance, winning six of the eight stages, only to be denied victory in the historic class by a technical problem on the penultimate stage. Latvala eventually finished ninth overall, while Ville Silvasti took the win.

“I've always wanted to drive this car and thanks to Volkswagen, I have been able to fulfil a lifelong dream,” Latvala said. “I am now really excited by the prospect of racing in Finland.”

Rally Finland takes place next week and marks the start of the second half of the 2013 World Rally Championship season, running from August 1-3.

Prior to that Latvala and his VW team-mates, Sebastien Ogier and Andreas Mikkelsen will undertake a series of tests 200 kilometres north of Helsinki, working on the set-up of their Polo R WRC cars ahead of what is the fastest event in schedule.



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Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN) Miikka Anttila (FIN), Volkswagen Polo WRC, Volkswagen Motorsport
Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN) Miikka Anttila (FIN), Volkswagen Polo WRC, Volkswagen Motorsport
Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN) Miikka Anttila (FIN), Volkswagen Polo WRC, Volkswagen Motorsport
Jari-Matti Latvala. Audi Quattro. Rally Estonia Historic [Pic credit: Volkswagen]
Jari-Matti Latvala. Audi Quattro. Rally Estonia Historic [Pic credit: Volkswagen]

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