“Very long six right… tightens into… mud in my face?”

Yesterday wasn’t the best of days for our beloved Finnish crew. Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen crashed out of the contention in a spectacular fashion, firmly planting any hope of a good result deep into the Welsh mud. They trashed the car but walked out of the incident with some mud on their faces and a bruise here and there.

We are told Jarmo took the blame for the crash because he never got to deliver the cruical “tightens into five” instruction to Mikko, so the latter merrily carried on pushing through the fast bend in sixth gear. In order to make up for this error, Jarmo had to wash their racing overalls. True story (at least one bit of it is).

Here’s a little overview of their muddy adventure.