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Jarmo Lehtinen

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Career Summary

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Nationality:  FIN
Date of Birth: 03.01.1969
Age: 45
First Rally: 1997, Finnland

Season 2014

Classification: WRC
Car No: 5
Team: M-Sport World Rally Team
Driver: Mikko Hirvonen
Points: 126
Standing: 3
Rally Wins: 0
Retirements: 0
Podiums: 1

Lehtinen has guided Mikko Hirvonen since Rally GB in 2002. They’ve enjoyed a close and successful relationship ever since, with stints at Ford, Subaru, Citroen and, in 2014, Ford again.

Lehtinen is 11 years Hirvonen’s senior and his unflappable temperament makes him the perfect foil to his younger countryman who went from raw beginner to an accomplished professional under Lehtinen’s stewardship.

The pair got their WRC break in 2003, when a season in a privateer Ford Focus WRC earned them a place at the factory Subaru squad for 2004. Released after a disappointing year, their subsequent signing to Ford in 2005 proved far more fruitful. Over the next seven seasons Lehtinen guided Hirvonen to 14 rally wins and the runner up position in the drivers title three times.

A switch to Citroen in 2012 brought one more rally win, and another year as runner up to Loeb in the title race. With only a part-programme for Loeb in 2013, the pair began the season as favourites to take his crown, but when Volkswagen driver Ogier proved equally as dominant, Hirvonen’s form slumped. Back at Ford for 2014, Lehtinen is hoping for a return to the glory days.

Rally Classification Driver Car Rank Points
Rallye Monte Carlo WRC Mikko Hirvonen 41. 0
Rally Sweden WRC Mikko Hirvonen 4. 12+1
Rally Guanajuato Mexico WRC Mikko Hirvonen 8. 4+1
Vodafone Rally de Portugal WRC Mikko Hirvonen 2. 18
Rally Argentina WRC Mikko Hirvonen 9. 2+2
Rally Italia Sardegna WRC Mikko Hirvonen 40. 0
LOTOS 71st Rally Poland WRC Mikko Hirvonen 4. 12
Neste Oil Rally Finland WRC Mikko Hirvonen 5. 10
ADAC Rallye Deutschland WRC Mikko Hirvonen 5. 10+1
Coates Hire Rally Australia WRC Mikko Hirvonen 5. 10
Rallye de France-Alsace WRC Mikko Hirvonen 5. 10
RallyRACC-Rally de Espana WRC Mikko Hirvonen 3. 15
Wales Rally GB WRC Mikko Hirvonen 2. 18

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