Volkswagen boss Jost Capito has hailed Jari-Matti Latvala and co-driver Miikka Anttila as the "Kings of Speed" in the aftermath of their victory on Rally Finland, the fastest event in WRC history.

Latvala's average speed was 125.44kph, eclipsing the previous best of 122.89kph set at the same rally in 2012 by Sebastien Loeb.

"What a fantastic rally from Jari-Matti, Miikka, Sebastien [Ogier] and Julien [Ingrassia]. They were in a class of their own," Capito said.

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"Jari-Matti and Miikka are without any doubt the 'Kings of Speed', as nobody has ever been as fast as them on either asphalt or gravel.

"We remain undefeated in Finland - the fastest rally on the calendar."

Capito also said how pleased he was by the way Latvala and Ogier conducted themselves while battling it out for the victory.

"This team result, one-two in Finland, is something we can all dream about and go for. Everybody has seen the drive, the performance of our four boys. We are very proud of them," Capito said.

"But also the sporting behaviour and how they respect each other, which is even better than their driving skills. Their behaviour is a role model."