Hirvonen on victory hopes and speed records
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Hirvonen on victory hopes and speed records

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, Mikko Hirvonen

Citroen WRC driver Mikko Hirvonen knows how to shake-off his runner-up tag - and how to top 100mph indoors, aboard a kart

After finishing second to one Sebastien for the past two years in Mexico, I was determined not to follow another one home for the third year in a row last week. But the rally did not quite go to plan for Jarmo [Lehtinen, co-driver] and me.

It started well, with fastest time in qualifying, but after that we were just missing something in the fight to keep up with Sebastien Ogier. At first, we were trying to catch Mads Ostberg, who was going really well in his Fiesta. It would have been an interesting battle with him if he hadn't had his problem on Saturday morning.

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