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Your 2013 World Rally Driver of the Year: 8th - Jari-Matti Latvala

You voted Jari-Matti Latvala into eighth place in Crash.net's 2013 World Rally Driver of the Year poll
Your Top 10 World Rally Drivers of the Year 2013:
8: Jari-Matti Latvala

Nationality: Finnish
Team: Volkswagen Motorsport
Car: Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Championship position: 3rd
Points: 162 points (average tally per event: 12.46)
Events: 13 (out 13)
Wins: 1
Podiums: 8 (in total)
Points finishes: 10
Stage wins: 31
Power Stage wins: 1

Jari-Matti Latvala's main high in 2013 came when he won the Acropolis Rally of Greece, 'The Rally of the Gods' in June.

The Finn claimed a number of other podiums, however, his first in Mexico, when he was third, something he matched in Portugal, Argentina, Sardinia and France. Indeed he concluded the 2013 season strongly with three podiums in succession, following up his P3 in Alsace, with second places in Spain and Wales.

Despite those successes though, it took him time to adapt to the Polo R WRC, and he was never really a match for team-mate and new WRC champion, Sebastien Ogier.

He also made a number of errors, and had events to forget in Monte Carlo (crashed into the barriers in SS14), Mexico (hit a rock in SS3), Finland (hit a rock in SS2) and Germany (ran into a woodpile in SS12 while leading).

As a result, you gave him an average mark of 5.049 out of ten, placing him eighth in your top-ten. So do you think that score is about right or is it a bit harsh? Share your opinions simply by clicking on the 'Post your comments' link below.

Also, don't forget to check back tomorrow to see who has been ranked in seventh place.


Past vote results for Latvala:

World Rally Driver of the Year vote 2012: 7th
World Rally Driver of the Year vote 2011: 2nd
World Rally Driver of the Year vote 2010: 5th
World Rally Driver of the Year vote 2009: 5th
World Rally Driver of the Year vote 2008: 3rd


Crash.net's World Rally Driver of the Year 2013 - results so far:

9. Bryan Bouffier
10. Sebastien Chardonnet


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Jari-Matti Latvala,  Miikka Anttila (Volkswagen Polo WRC #7, Volkswagen Motorsport)
Jari-Matti Latvala,  Miikka Anttila (Volkswagen Polo WRC #7, Volkswagen Motorsport)
Jari-Matti Latvala,  Miikka Anttila (Volkswagen Polo WRC #7, Volkswagen Motorsport)
Jari-Matti Latvala,  Miikka Anttila (Volkswagen Polo WRC #7, Volkswagen Motorsport)
Jari-Matti Latvala,  Miikka Anttila (Volkswagen Polo WRC #7, Volkswagen Motorsport)
Jari-Matti Latvala,  Miikka Anttila (Volkswagen Polo WRC #7, Volkswagen Motorsport)
Podium, Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN) Miikka Anttila (FIN), Volkswagen Polo WRC, Volkswagen Motorsport
Podium, Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN) Miikka Anttila (FIN), Volkswagen Polo WRC, Volkswagen Motorsport

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