Lat­vala to make his Good­wood de­but in Volk­swa­gen Polo WRC

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Volk­swa­gen driver Jari-matti Lat­vala will make his de­but at the Good­wood Fes­ti­val of Speed this week.

While this will be the Finn’s first time at the West Sus­sex fes­ti­val, Volk­swa­gen has run the Polo R WRC up the hill be­fore – with Car­los Sainz and Di­eter Dep­ping both driv­ing it in 2013.

Lat­vala has an in­creas­ingly im­pres­sive rally car col­lec­tion of his own, but he’s look­ing for­ward to see­ing what the Fes­ti­val has on of­fer this week.

“I’ve heard a lot of peo­ple talk­ing about Good­wood,” said Lat­vala, “and I came close to com­ing here a few years ago, but Mikko [Hir­vo­nen] came in­stead. I know it’s the big­gest event of this kind in Bri­tain and I’m sure it will be a lot of fun to drive the car and look at what else is around there.”

Lat­vala is the only one of the cur­rent crop of WRC driv­ers at­tend­ing this year, but there’s the usual vast ar­ray of cars from ev­ery gen­er­a­tion at the For­est Rally Stage at the top of the hill.

Lat­vala to Good­wood

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