Makinen to Retire

Crash.net is reporting that Subaru driver and 4-time champion Tommi Makinen has announced his retirement from World Rally competition effective at the end of the season. This from Crash.net:
"It's a decision I haven't made lightly," said Makinen. "Picking the right time to stop isn't easy, but I'm happy with what I've achieved in the WRC, and I've been lucky to drive for two excellent teams. Realistically, there isn't really much for me to gain by carrying on at this level and my thinking is that it's better to stop when you're at the top."
Makinen has had a couple of bad years. He was actually doing better this year than last but he has decided to call it quits.