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Jari-Matti Latvala takes lead on first day of Rally Mexico

Jari-Matti Latvala takes lead on first day of Rally Mexico

Finnish driver Jari-Matti Latvala led after the first day of the Rally Mexico by 9.6 seconds from world champion Sebastien Loeb on Friday.
Latvala, driving a Ford, won three of the eight stages, clocking a 1 hour, 23 minutes, 38.6 seconds.
"I have hit a good rhythm and I am enjoying it a lot," Latvala said after the fourth stage. "My strategy is to drive fast but not take major risks ... here we're driving a rally, and I don't have to pass."
Australian Chris Atkinson, driving for Subaru, was third at 22.4 seconds behind Latvala, and teammate Peter Solberg of Norway fourth, 1 minute and 1.9 seconds off the leader's pace.
Latvala's teammate and fellow Finn, Mikko Hirvonen, lay fifth, 1 minute, 10.6 seconds behind, and Norway's Henning Solberg was sixth at 2:43.6 behind.


Updated : 2021-06-14 03:35 GMT+08:00