Fan in­ci­dent won’t af­fect per­for­mance

Motor Sport News - - Rally Sweden -

Jari-matti Lat­vala is con­fi­dent his col­li­sion with a spec­ta­tor on the Monte Carlo Rally won’t af­fect him in Swe­den.

The Finn was handed a sus­pended one event ban for the ac­ci­dent, dur­ing which he knocked a fan down, al­beit at slow speed and with­out in­jury, af­ter go­ing off the road.

Talk­ing to MN about the in­ci­dent, Lat­vala said: “I have put this be­hind me, now I am only look­ing to Swe­den and get­ting back into the cham­pi­onship there.

“I can’t in­flu­ence what has been writ­ten about what hap­pened to Mi­ikka [Ant­tila, co-driver] and me,” he said. “I live with that. What I was sur­prised about was the amount of fans and peo­ple who were con­tact­ing me straight away af­ter the ac­ci­dent on the tele­phone and on Face­book to give me sup­port. I am sorry for what hap­pened.

“OK, I have paid the penalty for this, but now we move on.”

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