The Finn violates the album at the snow and ice hockey cubes at which he maintained his inaugural success in 2008, when he became the youngest driver to win some sort of rally.
said the Toyota Yaris driver, who has finished runnerup threetimes.
Latvala includes four Swedish victories to his name and starts as one of the favourites to bring another at the championship’s pure winter around, which includes forest roads that are frozen in Norway and Sweden.
“Sweden is my preferred occasion. I like driving winter tyres in snow conditions. In the evaluations I’ve been working hard and trying to find yourself a feeling that is great. I will really attempt to give what I have and we’ll see when it is sufficient or not,” he said.
Latvala identified team mate Ott Tänak along with 2018 winner Thierry Neuville (Hyundai I 20 ) because his main competitors, but cautioned fellow countryman Teemu Suninen could be another to watch out for in only his second Swedish look in the top level.
World winner Sébastien Ogier (Citroën c 3 ) has the dubious honour of starting first after success at a monthor two rsquo;s season-opening Rally monte carlo. By ploughing a point through the snow, causing faster and much cleaner conditions for all anyone subsequent, the Frenchman could be disabled.
Five times a Sweden winner, double world champion Marcus Grönholm, which makes a guest appearance. The Finn pushes a Yaris as a belated birthday gift to himself, nine years after his WRC appearance.