VIDEO: Kankkunen excels in final WRC performance
- 3rd August 2010, 8:53am
The four-time world champion, co-driven by Juha Repo, confirmed at the end of Rally Finland that this would be his last appearance in the World Rally Championship.
Kankkunen finished in an excellent eighth place as he bid farewell and said goodbye to top class rallying in style.
"I was proud to hear the support of so many fans this weekend and was very happy to be here with some of the best rallying people in the world – many of them have known me for more than 20 years," said Juha Kankkunen.
"Today [Saturday] was a long day and I struggled to warm up first thing but it was nice to entertain the big crowd with some slides this weekend – even though that’s not the fastest way to go!
"I drove at my own pace for this rally and didn’t try to catch the title-chasers. My aim was to finish in the top ten finish so I am very happy to have finished in eighth and, of course, ahead of Kimi [Räikkönen],” he added.
The following 15 minute video has plenty of footage of Kankkunen from his final WRC round, including interviews in both English and Finnish. It's well worth watching.
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