Thanks for the memories, Mikko

Thanks for the memories, Mikko

He wasn't (quite) world champion, but Mikko Hirvonen was a huge part of the World Rally Championship and his retirement leaves a void. DAVID EVANS shares some special memories

A blustery Sunday afternoon in Cardiff, 2009. Mikko Hirvonen's world must have caved in, but he was still smiling. He and Jarmo Lehtinen had missed becoming World Rally champions by one point.

One point.

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