WRC Rallye Deutschland: Latvala, Camilli out in SS1

Jari-Matti Latvala retires from day one of Rallye Deutschland with a gearbox issue bringing him to a halt in SS1; Eric Camilli out too
Volkswagen's Jari-Matti Latvala has retired from day one of Rallye Deutschland after suffering a gearbox issue in the very first stage.

Latvala was over a minute off the pace at the 11km split, before having to then stop around 2-3 km on. Volkswagen has confirmed he will now re-start on Saturday under Rally 2.

“The day came to a very early end for us - gearbox damage forced us to call it a day," Latvala confirmed later. "We are obviously very disappointed, but there is nothing you can do about it.

"All we can do is carry on tomorrow under Rally2 regulations and try to score a few points in the Manufacturers' Championship. I will keep my fingers crossed for my team-mates. It is now up to them to produce the goods for Volkswagen.”

Meanwhile, M-Sport's Eric Camilli also went out in Mittelmosel 1, with early reports suggesting he went off at a hairpin near the finish. Camilli and co-driver Benjamin Veillas both escaped unharmed.

by Rob Wilkins

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