Argentina WRC: Jari-Matti Latvala elects to run last

Jari-Matti Latvala has gambled on the weather staying dry, despite the threat of rain, on Thursday's opening leg of Rally Argentina

Argentina WRC: Jari-Matti Latvala elects to run last

Latvala elected to run last on the road of the World Rally Cars in Villa Carlos Paz, with only M-Sport's Evgeny Novikov bucking the trend - the Russian star leads the crews away from first on the road.

"There is some talk about some rain," said Latvala, "but I don't think it will be much if it comes.

"I think the conditions will clean. In the past, in the dry conditions, I have gone first on the road - like I did in Sardinia - and it was not so good."

Latvala added that another advantage of following his rivals through the stage came from knowing what they were doing ahead of him.

"In my position, I can see the split times and see how the guys ahead are driving," said the Finn.

Local hero Gabriel Pozzo follows Novikov into the stage. The order for the rest of the drivers is reversed from the result of qualifying. Sebastien Loeb is ahead of Latvala, with Sebastien Ogier one place in front of him.

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