Why you've got to be brave to win in Finland

Why you've got to be brave to win in Finland

To win Rally Finland, you have to be a little mad, a whole lot committed and right on the ragged edge. Previous winner Mikko Hirvonen tells David Evans why his enormous 2010 shunt on the event won't stop him being brave this weekend

Only once since 2005 has a Ford and a Finn not won Rally Finland. No wonder Jyvaskyla went quiet when Frenchman Sebastien Loeb stepped onto the bonnet of his Citroen C4 WRC in 2008, having beaten Mikko Hirvonen by nine seconds.

That wouldn't happen again. That was what Loeb said.

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