Ford driver Jari-Matti Latvala will stop and look at the corner of his massive crash on last year's Rally of Portugal when he returns there next week.
Latvala and his co-driver Miika Anttila rolled 15 times and 500ft down a mountain when they went off the road, crashing out of the lead on the fourth stage. That same stage and same corner will be used next week – but the Finn admitted his ultra-quick entry speed of 2009 will be tempered this time around.
Latvala said: "That stage will be used again this year and when I drive through it during the recce I will slow down and take a quick look where we went off. I will be changing my pace notes for that corner. But I've put the crash behind me and I won't treat that stage any differently in the rally itself."
Latvala arrives in Portugal in the best possible form on the back of Ford's record-breaking 75th World Rally Championship win on Rally New Zealand.
Fresh from garnering his employer a place in the WRC record books, Latvala says he will continue his job in supporting the team's lead driver Mikko Hirvonen next week.
"I've developed a completely different attitude to my driving this season in my job as number two in the team," said Latvala. "That role has helped me to understand the sport better. It's not only about being fastest, it's just as important for a driver to be consistent and finish rallies to fight for the title. It's working well, but I'm not 100 percent there yet and I need to keep working."