Fan incident won’t affect performance
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.”