The rally crowd collided on Friday when Toyota's WRC team announced that they had chosen Jari-Matti Latvala as their new team manager.

The appointment of Latvala, 35, to the top pest came as a surprise at least to the general public, as he did not give up the World Rally Tour until just over a year ago.

The man himself cannot afford to wonder, as his first rally in the leadership of the Japanese stable will start as early as January in Monte Carlo.

On Sunday, Latvala revealed how he had celebrated his handsome achievement in working life.

A passionate rallyman posted a fast-paced video of a forest covered in first snow on his Instagram account.

At first, the video only includes the roar of an approaching rally car.

Then the going game itself appears in the pictures - in a handsome slad, of course.

Latvala has a new employer Toyota car under it, the legendary Celica GT4.

- This is how I celebrated a new chapter in my life, the guest has said as a caption.

In July, IS reported that Latvala had bought three Celicas: the Swedish Mats Jonsson's 1992 car, the Finnish driver Markku Alén's former outing game, and Marcus Grönholm's Toyota used in the 1992 Jyväskylä World Rally Championship.

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Toyota and its Rally Cars are not a new conquest of Latvala anyway, as he drove in a stable led by Tommi Mäkinen in the seasons 2017–2019.

On Friday, Mäkinen, who resigned from the position of team manager, said that Latvala, known as a rallying expert, would perform the challenging task advertised.

- Yes, Jari-Mat must get to know that thing carefully.

He’s now watched the action mainly from the other side of the windshield, so that’s the difference.

But I believe that he is able to perform the duties of a team manager very well, Mäkinen told IS.

In the colors of Toyota next year, Latvala's former teammate Sebastien Ogier, Elfyn Evans, Kalle Rovanperä and Takamoto Katsuta will drive.