Kalle Rovanpera, the twenty-something who beats the WRC champions

The young Finn won the Acropolis Rally over Ott Tänak and Sébastien Ogier.

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In its second full season at the World rallythe finnish Kalle rovanpera He ratifies all the forecasts about his promising future in the contest. The last demonstration was given in one of the most emblematic races of the contest, the Acropolis Rally, in Greece.

The 20-year-old, team driver Toyota GAZOO Racing, had a great performance from the very beginning of the activity and was victorious on the ninth date of the contest.

Kalle rovanpera
Photo: Jaanus Ree / Red Bull Content Pool.

In this way, he extended his good streak that began with his first triumph in the specialty in the Rally Estonia and followed with third place in the Ypres Rally, in Belgium.

Rovanpera, son of the former pilot Harri rovanpera, excelled on the Greek roads leaving behind two great WRC champions: the Estonian Ott Tänak (Hyundai), whom he beat by more than 41 seconds; and to french Sébastien Ogier, his teammate, who took more than a minute.

Neither the Estonian nor the Frenchman were in a position to threaten the triumph of the young driver, leader of the race since Friday after finishing just eight tenths behind Ogier on Thursday in the first superspecial of the test.

Rovanpera also achieved the best time on the Power Stage (SS15), which has allowed him to add five additional points.

Third place is not a bad thing for Ogier, who remains the WRC leader with 180 points and is getting closer to reaching his eighth title. His closest pursuer is his teammate, he is the British Elfyn Evans (sixth in Greece), with 136 units.

The tenth date will be the Rally Finland, from October 1 to 3.


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