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Jari-Matti Latvala wins rally of Finland

08-01-2010 15:27 BJT

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Jari-Matti Latvala has thrilled his fans in Finland, winning on home soil. Latvala, taking the Rally of Finland, round eight of the 2010 WRC season.

Latvala was aiming for his second victory of the season, after winning the Rally of New Zealand in May. Latvala, trying to close the gap on the top two in the drivers' championship, Sebastien Ogier and Sebastien Loeb.

Sebastien Ogier, making his debut for the factory Citroen team, started the day 21.8 seconds behind Latvala, but cut the gap with victory on stage 12, the first stage of the final day. Ogier would finish in second position.

Championship leader Sebastien Loeb also made a strong move, winning stages 13, 15 and 16 in his Citroen. The Frenchman eventually managed third place, 36.6 seconds behind the winner, consolidating his championship lead.

Latvala took stage 14 in his Ford Focus, and continued to drive well. His victory in the penultimate stage 18 effectively sealed his victory, as he took the title 10.6 seconds clear of Ogier.

 

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: CNTV.CN

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