Latvala edges Mikkelsen for third after Day 1 at Tour de Corse

Jari-Matti Latvala edges his Volkswagen team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen for third after Day 1 of the 2016 Tour de Corse – Rallye de France.

The Finn had a bad start in Corsica with a mixture of setup issues and an over cautious approach, leaving him in seventh at one point in the opening day.

Latvala’s performance improved in the afternoon as he climbed up the leaderboard to finish in third place overnight after Day 1 in Corsica.

Latvala said “We were a little too cautious at first, but gradually found our rhythm the further into the rally we got. We can make a few improvements here and there, for example when braking, but apart from that we are racing the right way for the Rally Corsica.

“That only makes the outstanding times set by our team-mate Sébastien Ogier all the more astonishing. Hats off to his performance. We will obviously try to stick with him tomorrow and on Sunday. If we can, we have a good chance of finishing on the podium.”