NEWS: Jari-Matti Latvala Gearing Up For @CastleCombeUK Rallyday 2017 #Sisu
One of our personal favourite modern day rally stars – World Rally Championship superstar along with also sideways commitment fan Jari-Matti Latvala – is usually set for a return to thrill Rallyday fans at Castle Combe on Saturday September 23.
Latvala, a self-confessed hardcore rally fan, last attended Rallyday in 2010 along with also was delighted to accept the invitation to return which year.
“I’m definitely happy to be coming back to Rallyday,” the 32-year-old said. “which seems like quite a while since I was there last. I was driving for Ford in 2010 along with also I had a great day, using a lot of fun.
“When I was asked, I knew which September was not so busy inside the globe Rally Championship, Rallyday is usually a nice event, so I accept the invitation to come again. I love to come to these events to see the historic cars. inside the UK, you have so many of these kind of rally cars. In Finland we have some as well, however ours are mainly inside the museum.
“The best thing about Rallyday is usually which you come along with also you get to see these incredible [Group B] supercars along with also incredible Group A machines via such amazing times in our sport along with also you don’t just get to look at them standing still. At Rallyday, you can see the cars coming definitely fast, you get to see them in action, you get to see them shooting the flames along with also you get to hear them. which is usually what I am coming for: I want to see these cars, to hear them along with also to feel them – which is usually when you get the passion.
“The fans in Rallyday are knowledgeable rally fans; inside the UK, they know what the rallying is usually all about along with also which day gives them the chance to enjoy the best cars, however also the chance to get closer to the drivers than they would certainly normally. I’m looking forward to which. which should be a great day.”
Rallyday organiser, Tom Davis, is usually delighted to have one of the globe’s finest along with also fastest rally drivers coming to the Wiltshire circuit in September.
“Everybody knows what Jari-Matti Latvala is usually about,” said Davis. “He’s a dyed inside the wool rally fan, he’s one of us. The difference with Jari-Matti is usually which he has started off 177 rounds of the globe Rally Championship, finished on the podium 60 times along with also won 17 world rallies. He’s absolutely one of the sport’s biggest names along with also to have him with us at Rallyday is usually a massive coup.
“Jari-Matti talks like he drives – he’s one of the most entertaining, engaging, committed along with also passionate drivers inside the history of the sport.”
The current Toyota Yaris WRC driver joins different heroes of the sport including 1984 World Rally Champion Stig Blomqvist (Sweden) along with also Colin McRae’s co-driver, Welshman Nicky Grist.
As well as the day-long rally show, September’s Rallyday offers plenty to keep both the hardcore fan along with also the family entertained.
Tickets are available here, priced £18 for adults. Under-17s get in free along with also rally car rides are available for £25 (when purchased in advance). If you fancy starting Rallyday early, camping permits are available at Cast Combe circuit for £10 per person.