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Latvala hoping for strong finish

Ford’s Jari-Matti Latvala has not given up hope of snatching second place in the World Rally Champinship.

The Finn entered Wales Rally GB, which got underway tonight with a superspecial stage around Cardiff Bay, just 11 points behind Citroen driver Sebastien Ogier with 25 points still up for grabs.

Watch Rob King’s report on the start of the Wales Rally GB

The 25-year-old is hoping a strong result will allow him to wrap-up his best World Championship campaign to date on a high note.

Latvala, who has picked up two wins so far this season, said: “At the start of the season I privately set myself a target of finishing in the top three of the championship.

“I am third at the moment, and now I have a chance to take second, so I need a strong result in Wales.”

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