2022 WRC and Off Road Discussion *includes 'Dakar' *

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Re: 2022 WRC and Off Road Discussion *includes 'Dakar' *

Post by SBan83 » 1 month ago

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Rovanpera looks set to exceed his father's achievements. In a short time, he has matured remarkably and the Portugal rally win was a clinical display.

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 month ago

SBan83 wrote:
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Rovanpera looks set to exceed his father's achievements. In a short time, he has matured remarkably and the Portugal rally win was a clinical display.
Yeah he is really impressing me this year..... seems to have pace now and not be looking like an accident about to happen which often seemed the case previously..

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 day ago

Close call for Championship leader Rovanpera in the opening stage in the Safari Rally Kenya.

OK I am a great fan of this rally and so glad to see it back recently after a long time away. Not the event it once was but then what is in these politically correct imho less challenging rallies we now have.

Anyway that aside, Kalle Rovanpera has survived a major scare during the short Super Special stage that opened the Safari Rally Kenya.

The sole Thursday leg was topped by 2021 event winner Sebastien Ogier with a time of just under 200 seconds (3:18.8), but all eyes were on his young Toyota Gazoo Racing team-mate.

Rovanpera, who entered Round 6 with almost double the points of any other driver, almost immediately rolled his car after running wide. In the end, a right-rear puncture was the sum of the damage, causing the Finn to be just 11th on the leaderboard, already 11.6s adrift of Ogier.

“I was a bit on the limit under braking,” said Rovanpera. Oh well, Shit happens.

Anyone who rolls, and gets a puncture yet still finishes the stage just 11 seconds adrift of the leader can / must I think believe they have dodged a bullet. :wink:


Rovanpera’s nearest threat in the championship, Thierry Neuville, finished SS1 second, with the top six separated by a mere 1.9s at this stage. Rounding out that group was Ott Tanak, Elfyn Evans, Sebastien Loeb, and Takamoto Katsuta.

As I said it was early days.....Another 18 gruelling stages are to come across Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

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