|- 15.8.2002 -
Ipatti retired with turbo problems in Rally Finland
Marko Ipatti and co-driver Kari Kajula were forced to retire in this years Neste Rally Finland. Their competition last only four stages. Mitsubishi Lancer`s turbo went broke at the beginning of the third stage and they have to drove slowly also the next stage. After that they were many minutes behind the group N-leader. - Cap to leading car was so bad that there were no sense to continue. First two stages went well, told Ipatti.
- 10.2.2002 -
Marko Ipatti and co-driver Kari Kajula are third after first round of group N World Championship Series. Ipatti started his competion in Rally of Sweden rather slowly. Tires are not working as we expected. We are not satisfied, told Ipatti after day one. He was 4th among championship-drivers. Next two days were better for Ipatti. He catch up leading car about 30 second and rised 3rd position among championship-drivers.
- 20.1.2002 -
Year 2000 Brittish Rally Champion Finnish Marko Ipatti will contest this year in Group N Production Car World Rally Championship series. He will drive with co-operation with Finnish Rallycar renting service company Rally-Rent Europe with Mitsubishi Lancer. From eight events team choose Sweden, Corsica, Cyprus, Finland, New Sealand and Australia.
- World Rally Championship series is now my target. I`ve won gold in Finnish Championship level and Brittish Rally Championships title, so naturally I`m aiming toward WRC, told Marko.
Marko`s co-driver will be Kari Kajula, as many years before.