Ford team chief praises drivers

Ford team director Malcolm Wilson has praised both of his drivers following the team's double podium finish in the Rally Finland

Ford team chief praises drivers

Lead driver Gronholm dominated the event to take his sixth Finnish victory in seven years, while teammate and countryman Mikko Hirvonen scored his first podium finish in his home event.

It is the first time Ford has won four rounds in one season since 1993. The result moves Ford within 15 points of Kronos Citroen in the race for the manufacturers' championship.

"We have won before here, but to achieve a double podium with two Finns is fantastic and we are in a great position for the rest of the season," Wilson said.

"For Mikko to finish on the podium in his home city is fantastic for him. He did a great job and has progressed so much this year.

"It would have been very difficult for him to beat Marcus here and he did a mature job. This rally started just four days after the finish of the previous event in Germany and this result is a reward for the thoroughly professional job done by the whole team."

 

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