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Teemu Suninen: “I showed some good improvement this weekend”

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Ford M-Sport World Rally Team driver Teemu Suninen says that he is hoping his 2018 experience will mean he “can build on everything I’ve learnt this season.”

Suninen, who was making his first Kennards Hire Rally Australia appearance in a WRC car, was forced to retire from the event after the penultimate stage with damage to his Ford Fiesta WRC, but had set a stage fastest time on Friday’s gravel stages.

He said on his weekend: “For me, I think I showed some good improvement this weekend and was able to set some good times on Friday. On the weekend I learnt a lot about how to drive in the loose gravel, and I’m looking forward to next year when I can build on everything I learnt this season.”

“It was a shame not to have finished this rally, but I am really happy for the team and for Seb and Julien who really deserved this Championship. Everyone has worked really hard and it’s nice to see this result for them.”

Australia brings a close to Suninen’s maiden WRC season, where he finished 11th with a season best of third on Rally Portugal.

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