WRC Wales Rally GB: Latvala crashes out in SS2

Volkswagen's Jari-Matti Latvala crashes out of Wales Rally GB after going off into a ditch in SS2, Sweet Lamb 1
Volkswagen's Jari-Matti Latvala has retired from day one of Wales Rally GB after crashing in SS2.

Latvala, who was second quickest in the first test of the day, just 0.8s off early leader, Sebastien Ogier, went off and into a ditch just 600 metres into SS2, the 3.33km Sweet Lamb 1 test.

Andreas Mikkelsen, who was next into the stage, told the official WRC site: “After the second corner he [Latvala] was in a ditch. When I saw him I braked extremely early! A clean stage for us.

“I'm sorry for him.”

“Surprising to see Jari-Matti off in here, it looks like he went off under braking - a strange part of the stage to go off at,” added Kris Meeke.

More HERE - including Latvala describing the off as “probably” the most embarrassing mistake of his career.

by Rob Wilkins

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Jari-Matti Latvala,  Miikka Anttila (Volkswagen Polo WRC #2, Volkswagen Motorsport)

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2017 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.