Latvala's crash: YouTube - RALLY PORTUGAL 2009 - Jari-Matti Latvala spectacular crash
Jari-Matti Latvala will drive for BP Ford Abu Dhabi on the next round of the World Rally Championship in Argentina after more details about his huge accident in Portugal came to light.
The Finn was leading heading into SS4 but a misjudged corner saw him clip a bank and be catapulted over the crash barrier, where he subsequently barrel-rolled down a hill more than a dozen times. Latvala went on to describe it as the biggest accident of his career.
A third crash in four rallies for Latvala, initially team manager Malcolm Wilson admitted his position at Ford would be 'reviewed', but after viewing footage of the spectacular accident, he has decided to give his driver a stay of execution for the next round.
Praising the strength and safety of the Focus RS WRC, Wilson insists he has '100 per cent confidence' in Latvala.
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