Rally leader Mikko Hirvonen made a dramatic exit from Friday’s competition in Finland after suffering a high speed multiple roll on SS4.
The Finn rolled his Ford Focus RS WRC five times on a right-hand bend 9km from the start line. It’s a corner Mikko has described previously as his favorite in the whole championship. Both Mikko and his-co-driver Jarmo Lehtinen escaped injury, but their car is reported to be very badly damaged.
Hirvonen’s retirement promoted Petter Solberg into the rally lead, while Jari-Matti Latvala moved up to second and Dani Sordo third.
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iPhone app update
An upgrade of the official WRC iPhone app is now available featuring new-look timing screens and compatibility with the new OS4 operating system. It’s free and can be found on the home page of wrc.com, by searching 'Official WRC app' in iTunes or by following this link .