Ford driver Jari-Matti Latvala has tested a rally car again for the first time since breaking his collarbone in a skiing accident last month.
The Finn drove the Ford Fiesta RS WRC for two days in Sardinia, completing the test on Friday evening, a month to the day since the training accident happened.
Latvala completed more than 270 miles of driving at competitive speed as he prepares for his return to the World Rally Championship on the sixth round of the series, the Acropolis Rally which starts in Loutraki on May 24.
"I am feeling very good. I am very happy after the test," Latvala said. "I have had the physiotherapist who was working with me in Finland here with me in the test - this has been a good help.
"We took the first day a little easier, to see how the arm will cope and take all the impacts. But on the second day we drove more. Today [day two of the test] we did three 30-kilometer runs. In Greece, the longest stage is 25 kilometres, so I am feeling confident for that."
Latvala admitted if the test had been earlier, he would not have made it.
"The recovery schedule has been tight," he said. "If we had needed to test last week, there would not have been the chance to test, but four weeks is just enough time [since the accident]."