Mäkinen: “I Think that Latvala can fight for the WRC”


Toyota Gazoo Racing and Jari-Matti Latvala has signed a
the beginning of the season dreamed of
. The podium at the Monte carlo Rally and the triumph in
the Rally of Sweden placed the finn as the leader of the WRC. A condition that
for Tommi Makinen is not a coincidence, and that is born out of the work they have done in
the last few months in the team and the qualities natural of their first pilot. In
this aspect, Mäkinen believes that Jari-Matti Latvala can fight for the title
as he explained in a recent statement to ‘Autosport’
which does not hide its enthusiasm.

Asked about his feelings on the prospect of a
title of Latvala, the finn Tommi Mäkinen said: “I have a good
feeling. I Think Latvala can fight for the title in the WRC this year.
In my case, I can make you feel more confident and more comfortable
possible in the car. I think I understand better than anyone what this means,
because I’ve been there so long that I know what he is feeling and can
feel. Even so, I think that in the past, Rally Sweden, Jari-Matti was the
strongest man in the world

In this aspect, Jari-Matti Latvala was also recognized in
‘Autosport’ he began the season targeting the area of the points and the
best case to the podiums
, admitting that results had been achieved in
the first two appointments had undermined their initial plan and they had been forced to
a re-evaluation of its objectives. Now, Latvala will face the difficult
task of open track in the first stage of the Rally of Mexico
, a condition that
Sébastien Ogier wants to take advantage of to support your performance in the appointment in around Guanajuato and regain the lead in the WRC.