World Rally Championship Won By Volkswagen Drivers Latvala & Anttila
Bill Jacobs Volkswagen would like to congratulate Volkswagen Motorsport on their victory in the World Rally Championship, with drivers with Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila taking the overall win.
Why was this particular triumph so sweet? The event took place in Latvala and Anttila’s homeland of Finland, and it’s the first time a Finn has won in four years at Rally Finland!
— VWvortex (@VWvortex) August 4, 2014
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Volkswagen Board Member for Technical Development, Dr Heinz-Jakob Neußer, said, “It’s been a fantastic weekend at Rally Finland. Both Jari-Matti Latvala and Sébastien Ogier dominated 25 of the 26 special stages and the final day of the rally couldn’t have been more exciting. There was no knowing who would actually win the rally until they finally crossed the line. The Power Stage once again demonstrated what the team and the Polo R WRC are capable of. We are very happy with the result in Finland and congratulate Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila on this huge success in front of a home crowd.”
The victory in Finland has increased Volkswagen’s lead in the manufacturers’ standings in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) to 175 points over their closest rival Citroën.