Taming Ford's World Rally beast
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Taming Ford's World Rally beast

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Before Jari-Matti Latvala got Ford's WRC season back on track with a commanding Rally GB win, AUTOSPORT's David Evans was let loose in his car - and he has the video to prove it

Nobody, but nobody, has approached that blue building in this fashion before. The blue building in question is situated on a perimeter road of Carlisle Airport. It's not a particularly big building, nor is it a particularly sturdy being made out of wood. But it is directly in our path. A path being trodden backwards with all four wheels locked.

Fortunately, Ford Fiesta RS WRC did not meet blue building. But it was close.

My co-driver seems amused.

"Don't worry," says Jari-Matti Latvala, "I have made a few mistakes like that in this car..."

Latvala might not have had the best of seasons, but he must be wondering how it came to this: sitting alongside a hack whose enthusiasm far outweighs any kind of natural talent. But here we are. We're in this together and we're in it together for 15 miles as AUTOSPORT gets the chance to try the car which Latvala and his Ford team-mate Petter Solberg would use to thunder through the Welsh woods last weekend.

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