The Toyota driver Jari-Matti Latvala admitted that only after a high-speed special stages of Rally Sweden will become clear, what can the Japanese car.
On the first rally of the season in Monte Carlo by a happy coincidence, Toyota managed to get to the second place of the podium — which lasted for almost the entire race in the first place Thierry Neuville of Hyundai faced problems and lost the victory.
In contrast to the twisty roads of Monte Carlo, the Swedish advanced much faster.
“This rally is like Finnish, where fast cars often fly up into the air, admitted Latvala. This will help us to understand what exactly we are able, in terms of power and torque of the engine.
Also, we will test the aerodynamics of the car while jumping”.
After a strong result on Rallye Monte-Carlo, many began to think seriously about the likely victory of the Japanese manufacturer. However, Latvala tries not to hurry with forecasts.
“The result in Monte, of course, motivated — continued the Finn. — No one expected anything like this. But I noticed that people started asking me about if we can win in Sweden. While should hold his horses and not to hurry. It would be great if we manage to get on the podium”.
Saturday’s itinerary Rally Sweden includes the famous Colin’s Crest jump, where last year’s WRC2 ralista to Eivind to Brynildsen managed to set a record, flying 45 meters behind the wheel of a Ford Fiesta R5.
However, Latvala believes that this season’s racers are to proceed with caution.
“No one yet knows how that works aerodynamics during a jump — added Latvala. — I think, for the first time be cautious. Of course, behind the wheel of the R5, you can press the pedal to the floor, but the new car has a large rear spoiler, which the front part may be much rise.
To avoid this, Colins”s Crest, we will have to slow down a bit”.
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