Now he’s back: slightly older, a little bit wiser, but just as spectacular. He’s doing six rallies this year in a Ford Fiesta RS WRC, plus maybe France and Germany. Next year he’s aiming for a full programme.
Describe yourself in one word?
“Never give up. That’s three words though. Okay, determined.”
Do you believe in God?
Can you cook an omelette?
“Of course. But I don’t remember the last time that I did.”
What’s the worst place you’ve ever been to?
“When I was younger I spent a lot of time in Italy karting. Some of the karting tracks we went to there were pretty terrible places.”
How well did you do at school?
“I was quite good. I wasn’t the best but certainly not the worst either.”
What’s the most irritating thing about your co-driver?
“I had a Russian co-driver when I did the Estonian championship and I just had to score some points on the last rally to win the championship. Unfortunately, we crashed: it was my fault. But my co-driver hit his head on the rollcage and that made him a bit strange. He wandered off into the forest with his crash helmet on and got lost so we all had to go looking for him, like looking for a lost dog. I shouldn’t laugh, but it was definitely funny.”