WRC Rally Finland: This event is the role model for WRC – Capito

Jost Capito: We have said thousands of times this rally is the rally. Everything is perfect.
Volkswagen boss Jost Capito has thanked the organisers of Rally Finland for “year after year perfection”.

Speaking after the event, the eighth round in the 2015 World Rally Championship and after Jari-Matti Latvala and Sebastien Ogier finished one-two for VW, Capito said the 'Finnish Grand Prix' should serve as a “role model” for the WRC and how it is the rally.

“We have said thousands of times this rally is the rally,” Capito confirmed. “Everything is perfect. It starts with the organisation and the location of the service park – the whole town is close to the service park.

“The stages are quite close and look at the number of fans and the behaviour of the fans and security of the event.

“I think this is the role model for the WRC and a big thanks to the organisers for year after year perfection.”

Meanwhile, Ogier's co-driver Julien Ingrassia and Citroen's Mads Ostberg were similarly full of praise for the event.

“We were quite surprised to see how many spectators there were in this region, they really support the rally and that's a good point. They love the rally here,” Ingrassia remarked.

“The stages are very demanding and we know this is one of the most dangerous; it's the fastest and craziest and there are also two others: Monte Carlo and Sardinia. They are also very difficult, but in another way. You must come [here] 100 per cent in mind and be really straight in your legs.”

“It's been one of those rallies where you really enjoy every bit,” Ostberg chipped in following his third place finish. “I said so many times, I don't know any other way to say we have fun.

“Even on the stages when I try to slow down to secure the position, blah, blah, blah, I just couldn't really do it – I was having so much fun!”
by Rob Wilkins

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Jost Capito, Team Principal, Volkswagen Motorsport
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