Kimi Räikkönen has scored his first championship points finish in the World Rally Championship (WRC) at last weekend’s third round of the 2010 season in Jordan.

The 2007 World Champion’s foray into top-flight rallying with the Red Bull Junior squad has been a little shaky, with a 30th-placed finish after sliding into a snow bank in Sweden and a DNF courtesy of a barrel roll in Mexico.

Well done Kimi!

Kimi Raikkonen

“My goal was to get to the end of the rally and I’m really pleased that we’ve been able to do that, even though the conditions were difficult," he said after the gravel event. "As the stages went on, I learned more and more and my confidence has grown bigger as well.

"We came to Jordan with very little experience of the car on gravel and now we’ve practically doubled it. I’m getting to know the car better now but the important thing is that I’ve really enjoyed these three days. We’re making progress, which is why we are here, and hopefully this will continue on the next round in Turkey."

[Image via Red Bull]

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Richard Bailey

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