How Finland's newest rally hero made WRC history in Estonia
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How Finland's newest rally hero made WRC history in Estonia

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Kalle Rovanpera broke a decade-old record in becoming the World Rally Championship's youngest-ever winner in a truly dominant performance on Estonia's fast gravel roads. Staving off the challenge of Hyundai's Craig Breen, his committed drive showed a maturity beyond his 20 years that gives Toyota's post-Ogier era a far brighter complexion

Whatever Kalle Rovanpera achieves in his rally career, this year’s Rally Estonia will be forever etched in his mind as the event where he truly announced himself on the World Rally Championship stage.

Rovanpera’s prodigious talent has been known for some time and the son of 2001 WRC Rally Sweden winner Harri Rovanpera has been knocking on the door of the winners’ circle, but in Estonia his knocks were answered. The 20-year-old produced arguably the drive of his burgeoning career to date to claim a maiden WRC victory and in doing so became the youngest-ever winner in the championship’s history.

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