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Miikka Anttila

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Career Summary

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Nationality:  FIN
Date of Birth: 10.09.1972
Age: 45
First Rally: 1999, Finland
Rally Wins: 15

Season 2018

Classification: WRC
Car No: 7
Car: Toyota Yaris WRC
Team: Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
Driver: Jari-Matti Latvala

Anttila partnered 13 fellow Finnish drivers, including Janne Tuohino, Kosti Katajamäki and Mikko Hirvonen before joining forces with Jari-Matti Latvala in 2003.

After starting in local rallies, in 1995 he answered a newspaper advertisement seeking interest in a coaching school for co-drivers. His reputation grew and in 1999 he struck up a partnership with Janne Tuohino, with whom he finished eighth on his WRC debut in Finland.

In 2002 he joined forces with Hirvonen, winning the F2 class in the Finnish championship, before linking up with Latvala. Anttila guided him through several seasons of learning in WRC before they stepped up to a full programme with the Stobart VK M-Sport team in 2007.

They won their first WRC rally in 2008 with Ford’s senior squad and two years later finished runners-up in the championship.

After seven wins with the Blue Oval, they left for Volkswagen in 2013. They shared five wins in a Polo R en route to third in the championship in 2013 and second in 2014 and 2015.

A disappointing 2016 ended with the German squad’s unexpected WRC exit, and Anttila took his place alongside Latvala in the new Toyota Gazoo Racing squad in 2017. After a win and three podiums in their debut season, Anttila and Latvala are one of the front-running pairings in 2018.

So committed is Anttila to his co-driving career that he missed the birth of his second child in order to contest Rally RACC - Rally de Espana in 2011!

After starting in local rallies, in 1995 he answered a newspaper advertisement seeking interest in a coaching school for co-drivers. His reputation grew and in 1999 he struck up a partnership with Janne Tuohino, with whom he finished eighth on his WRC debut in Finland.

In 2002 he joined forces with Hirvonen, winning the F2 class in the Finnish championship, before linking up with Latvala. Anttila guided him through several seasons of learning in WRC before they stepped up to a full programme with the Stobart VK M-Sport team in 2007.

They won their first WRC rally in 2008 with Ford’s senior squad and two years later finished runners-up in the championship.

After seven wins with the Blue Oval, they left for Volkswagen in 2013. They shared five wins in a Polo R en route to third in the championship in 2013 and second in 2014 and 2015.

A disappointing 2016 ended with the German squad’s unexpected WRC exit, and Anttila took his place alongside Latvala in the new Toyota Gazoo Racing squad in 2017. After a win and three podiums in their debut season, Anttila and Latvala are one of the front-running pairings in 2018.

So committed is Anttila to his co-driving career that he missed the birth of his second child in order to contest Rally RACC - Rally de Espana in 2011!

Season Classification Starts 1. 2. 3. Car Points Standing
2017 WRC 13 1 2 0 Toyota Yaris WRC 136 4.
2016 WRC 12 1 2 0 Volkswagen Polo R WRC 113 6.
2015 WRC 13 3 4 0 Volkswagen Polo R WRC 183 2.
2014 WRC 13 4 3 1 Volkswagen Polo R WRC 218 2.
2013 WRC 13 1 2 4 Volkswagen Polo R WRC 162 3.

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