01 Aug 08
BP Ford Abu World Rally Team driver Jari-Matti Latvala has crashed out of Friday’s opening day of Rally Finland.
The Finn, who was one of the pre-rally favourites for a win this weekend, drove off the road immediately after a crest, 4.7km into the second stage of the day, the 11.38km Mokkipera.
Latvala’s Focus RS WRC is reported to have suffered frontal damage and is stuck off the road in a ditch.
A spokesperson from the team confirmed than Latvala and his co-driver Miikka Anttila were uninjured, but would be unable to continue today.