Jari Ketomaa and Kaj Lindstrom look back after taking a dominant WRC2 win on Wales Rally GB, a result that secured them the runners-up spot in the WRC2 Championship...

Q:
Before the start, you said you were bored of being second - you must be glad you won!

Jari Ketomaa:
It feels great - it definitely feels very good to get the win on Wales GB. It's the event I have wanted to win. I so much enjoy this event, especially so much up here in the north. We had a good fight with Elfyn [Evans] last year, but we had problems with the car and so I decided this year: I really want to win and we did it. Everything was great with the tyres and Kaj.

Q:
You built up a lead early on, were you on the limit?

Jari Ketomaa:
I started to pull back on the second loop on Saturday, the second stage - I can't remember what it was called - was quite rough. I knew I needed to calm down, there was no point to try to do any more. There was no point to risk anything. I had the plan in my mind, there were a few stages where we planned to push and it all went exactly to plan and we had no trouble. The only small trouble we had was with steering rack, but this was over very quickly and the guys at M-Sport did great work and it never happened again. We stuck to the plan. It looked easy, but it went OK.

Q:
You had the chance to win the title, Nasser had to be lower than seventh. Was your mind on that?

Jari Ketomaa:
I tried to avoid it all the time, but I have to admit I did think a little. Kaj and I decided to concentrate on the driving. But it came to my mind on some road sections, but I managed to settle down and stop thinking quite quickly.

Q:
What about next year, can you tell us more?

Jari Ketomaa:
I wish I could. It has been great to work with DMACK, growing up together developing the tyres - let's see what happens after that.

Q:
Kaj congratulations, so many second places - you have finally got the win...

Kaj Lindstrom:
It's nice to end the season with a win. This is not the easiest rally. The whole season has been good. We had some issues and, like you said it got a little bit boring being second. We didn't get the championship, but I'm very happy Jari got the win.

Q:
Will you be back for more?

Jari Ketomaa:
It seems I'm dumb enough not to say no. Maybe I will be back.

Q:
How much of a challenge is it for a co-driver in Wales?

Kaj Lindstrom:
It makes it more difficult with mud and water, there was forecast, standing water on the road on Friday. Timing is more important on this rally.

Q:
With all your experience, surely it's easy...

Kaj Lindstrom:
I wouldn't say so, but we are here, so luckily it's OK!

 

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