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Re: Jari-Matti Latvala

Post by Sébastien Loeb » 15 Apr 2011, 03:22

Latvala in last four rallies he finised third !

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Re: Jari-Matti Latvala

Post by Jari-Matti Fan » 03 May 2011, 18:47

Go on Jari-Matti and no wonder i'm a fan and he's so nice in real life too
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Re: Jari-Matti Latvala

Post by Arli Racegirl » 04 May 2011, 13:23

Sébastien Loeb wrote:Latvala in last four rallies he finised third !


last one he was second ... ::oops:; and he will win in Sardinia \o/\o/ goooo Jari! Flag:##
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Re: Jari-Matti Latvala

Post by sleenster » 13 May 2011, 16:47

Ten questions to: Jari-Matti Latvala

Factory Ford driver Jari-Matti Latvala's talents on the world stage are widely recognised but few will be aware of the Finn's determination to be a model student and his love of steak, egg and cucumber sandwiches.

Wrc.com quizzed him prior to Rally d’Italia Sardegna.

What’s your favourite place in the world and why?
“It’s behind the steering wheel on a rally in the Fiesta.”

How well did you do at school?
“I was a good student. I always tried to do my best and was always ambitious whatever I have done and also at the school. I wanted to be good on the subjects. I was not the top student but I was not behaving in a bad way.”

What was your favourite toy as a child?
“Definitely toy cars, it would have to be.”

If you were stranded on a desert island what three items would you need to survive?
“Water, matches for the fire and a tool with multiple things on it.”

If you hadn’t become a rally driver what job would you be doing now?
“I would be working in the family business selling spare parts for earth movers. I always enjoyed to drive those machines and I was actually working on that side before I came a factory rally driver. I was not as good as my father but I have always enjoyed to be among the machines whatever they are.”

What’s the most annoying thing about your co-driver?
“That’s a difficult one. He doesn’t do many annoying things because he is very neutral in what he does. But if I have to try to think of something small it’s that because I’m not so careful with the timing he’s very careful always with the leaving times and quite often he is looking for me when I’m late. That’s quite annoying.”

Who is the unsung hero in your team?
“We have great mechanics but there is a guy Willy Verhoven and Danny Naessens.who is the physio. Willy is looking after our helmets, our overalls, our underwear. He does all the transportation for the drivers. Danny is the physio but he’s also helping Willy with drinks for the car and we need to remember it’s not only the factory cars but it’s also the customers. With 10 cars they do really hard work.”

What’s in your favourite sandwich?
“Slices of steak, egg, some salad like cucumber then olive oil and a little bit of vinegar.”

What would you do on your perfect day off?
“I would go to an amusement park, I always enjoy the rollercoasters.”

Your team boss is coming over for dinner. What would you cook for him?
“Some good wine, some steak, oven potatoes with the nice sauce and then I would try to make some mushroom soup for the starter and then coffee and tiramisu. But I can’t do all those myself. My sister would do it because she’s a teacher for home economics.”

http://www.wrc.com/news/features/ten-qu ... ?fid=14714

LOL at the rollercoasters, he's such a kid! :lol:

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Re: Jari-Matti Latvala

Post by dindi » 27 May 2011, 11:14

He'll bring to a desert island some tool with lots of things on it... what a GEEK!!! And trying to be a model student... he's Kimi's opposite! Love the menu for when Wilson comes over for dinner :lol: He'll make the perfect husband, Sleenie. <3 <3 <3

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Re: Jari-Matti Latvala

Post by NIrallyfan » 27 May 2011, 19:13

I made a video showing most of Jari's recent crashes, without any silly music or anything like that!

From http://rallyrecce.com/2011/jari-matti-latvala-the-crashes-video/

Please check out my blog, @ http://www.rallyrecce.com or updates on Twitter

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Re: Jari-Matti Latvala

Post by Jari-Matti Fan » 27 May 2011, 19:35

NIrallyfan wrote:I made a video showing most of Jari's recent crashes, without any silly music or anything like that!

From http://rallyrecce.com/2011/jari-matti-latvala-the-crashes-video/




Cool video and it was nice to meet Jari-Matti twice
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Re: Jari-Matti Latvala

Post by sleenster » 27 May 2011, 20:31

NIrallyfan wrote:I made a video showing most of Jari's recent crashes, without any silly music or anything like that!

From http://rallyrecce.com/2011/jari-matti-latvala-the-crashes-video/


Thanks for the video! I agree, don't particularly like rally videos with music, it's so much nicer to hear the engine sounds

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Re: Jari-Matti Latvala

Post by sleenster » 28 May 2011, 00:12

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Drive of the day: Jari-Matti Latvala

27th May 2011
By Giles Wade

Even if he’d binned it on the first corner after lunch, Jari-Matti Latvala would still have been the driver of the day today.

His performance has been sublime throughout the six stages today – but his efforts on the final six kilometres of asphalt in the El Condor test this morning beggared belief. Not even the man himself believed the numbers.

The headline figures revealed an average speed of 196kph, which meant his 202kph-geared Ford Fiesta RS WRC had spent plenty of time bouncing off the rev limiter. And let’s not forget he was doing that on wobbly-soft Michelins made for gravel and running on asphalt.

“When they told me about the average speed, I wasn’t sure it could be right,” said Latvala with a smile, before mentally recalling some of those sixth-gear slashes he’d made at corners… “Actually, it probably was right!”

The stages around Condor and between Mina Clavero and Giulio Cesare are among the toughest in the season, agonisingly twisty, bumpy, rocky and technical as they come. Not typical Finnish fodder, you’d have thought.

They were today. Latvala leads by 18 seconds.

http://www.maxrally.com/features/entry/ ... _latvala1/

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Re: Jari-Matti Latvala

Post by sleenster » 18 Jul 2011, 16:48

Interview with Jari-Mari in this week's GP week magazine :)
http://www.gpweek.com/PDF/GP0125.pdf

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Re: Jari-Matti Latvala

Post by Arli Racegirl » 25 Aug 2011, 19:19

Can someone in UK download that video where Latvala shows his house? Pleaseeeeeeee!
http://www.espn.co.uk/wrc/sport/video_a ... 2;sport=27
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Re: Jari-Matti Latvala

Post by sleenster » 25 Aug 2011, 20:45

Arli Racegirl wrote:Can someone in UK download that video where Latvala shows his house? Pleaseeeeeeee!
http://www.espn.co.uk/wrc/sport/video_a ... 2;sport=27


All credits to iceman1 for obtaining the video :thumbsup: , I only uploaded it to mediafire :p
http://www.mediafire.com/?08w1zt4r7ey104r

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Re: Jari-Matti Latvala

Post by Arli Racegirl » 25 Aug 2011, 21:39

sleenster wrote:
Arli Racegirl wrote:Can someone in UK download that video where Latvala shows his house? Pleaseeeeeeee!
http://www.espn.co.uk/wrc/sport/video_a ... 2;sport=27


All credits to iceman1 for obtaining the video :thumbsup: , I only uploaded it to mediafire :p
http://www.mediafire.com/?08w1zt4r7ey104r


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Re: Jari-Matti Latvala

Post by Rally_Fan » 15 Mar 2012, 01:39

Flag:## Is Jari-Matti still with his girlfriend???
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Re: Jari-Matti Latvala

Post by reppo » 05 Apr 2012, 12:53

So, Autosport rumors (according Iltasanomat) that Latvala has made a deal for 2013 with WW to drive Polo R WRC. Everybody denies but Latvala's manager Timo Jouhki admits it might be a good idea to move to WW and he has been talking with Ford and WW.
http://www.iltasanomat.fi/ralli/brittilehti-latvala-vaihtaa-tallia/art-1288460207479.html (in Finnish)
WW's third driver would be young talent Andreas Mikkelsenin, Kevin Abbringin or Sepp Wiegandin.

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