Jari-Matti Latvala test drives his new Audi Quattro historic car

photo: JML Fanclub

Things are finally looking very good for Jari-Matti Latvala in the World Rally Championship. The new found confidence is reflected in the results and the points standings, so finally Jari-Matti can drop some of the pressure from his shoulders and have a breather once in a while. Often it is said that he is the fastest WRC driver at the moment, which does sound nice, but it sounds and looks even better if it’s backed by the championship points. And so far this year JML managed to collect 88 of those and is currently in second place, 24 points behind Sebastien Ogier.

When he is not preparing for or competing in the WRC events, Jari-Matti Latvala is analyzing things, be it the recent event, or pace notes, or his approach to sweeping right handers with just a bit of an iffy camber. But when he is done analyzing, then it’s surely time to have some non-rally related fun? Nope. In Jari-Matti’s case, it’s then time to whip out the historic cars and do some more driving and/or competing. I am quite confident JML cannot even move around his house without walking sideways from kitchen to the living room or pulling an invisible handbrake lever to position himself for a descent on the couch.

Anyway… Jari-Matti has a very interesting project on his hands and finally he got a chance to test the car after a lengthy and a very detailed building process. Perhaps you’ve heard all about his Audi Quattro Group4 historic car build, but if you haven’t, don’t worry. There are plenty of pictures, videos and some words on Jari-Matti’s Fanclub Facebook page, describing the various phases and milestones. Yesterday Jari-Matti finally got a chance to drive the car for the first time and even though it seems like more work is needed, JML must have felt great seeing this beastly beauty run after months in the garage.

For more pictures and videos, visit Jari-Matti Latvala Official Fanclub Facebook page.