Jarmo Kytölehto

Jarmo Kytölehto

Finland (FIN)


1988: Started rallying with Opel Manta

1989: 2nd in Finnish Junior Championship with Opel

1990: His WRC debut in Rally Finland with Opel Kadett GSi, Finnish Champion 

1991: Win F2 class in Rally Finland with Opel, Finnish Champion

1992: 10th in Sweden and in Finland (gr.N 1st), Finnish Champion with Mitsubishi, 3rd Group N FIA Cup

1993: Win gr.N in Rally Finland with Mitsubishi

1994: Win gr.N in Rally Finland with Mitsubishi

1995: Drives with Opel/Vauxhall and Nissan, F2 class win in Rally Finland 3rd overall (only F2 event)

1996: 3rd in Rally Finland with Ford

1997: 3rd in Rally Finland with Ford

1998: Drives with Vauxhall and Subaru

1999: Drives with Vauxhall

2000: Drives with Hyundai


Date of Birth:
23/6/1961 at Petajävesi

Marital status:
Married with Soili, two children

Biking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing

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Jarmo Kytölehto is a three-time Finnish Champion, growing up on his family´s farm only a twenty-minute drive from Jyväskylä, centre of the Rally Finland. His start of the career was delayed when he injured his hand in a farm accident. It got well little by little and he started to drive in a car orienteering with VW Beetle. His great car handling is from there.

He narrowly missed out on winning FIA Group N Cup in 1992, but showed that he has a potential driver. A strong contender in British Championship 1995-96, taking twice maximum points in Scottish Rally.

He has won his class five times in a row in Rally Finland and had a great opportunity in 1998, when he drove Subaru´s second works car in Finland. He crashed on the second stage and could not drive to the top six, which was a big disappointment. In 1998 and 1999 he developed Vauxhall´s Kit Car and in 2000 was driving privately run F2 Hyundai  in the British Rally Championships. Nowadays he is driving front car for Harri Rovanperä in WRC events.

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