Rovanpera caresses the dream of a lifetime

The Finn is one stage away from becoming the youngest winner in history in his 20s.

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You are one stage away from achieving your dream. Kalle Rovanpera is 6 stages and just over 50 timed kilometers away from becoming the youngest winner in the history of the World Championship. If he manages to maintain his solid lead in Rally Estonia, the 20-year-old Finn will make history by ousting his current team boss, Jari Matti Latvala, who held this record since he won in 2008 in Sweden two years older than his pupil. .

Rovanpera struck the final blow in the first leg of the second day, in which he won again and increased his advantage over Craig Breen, his closest pursuer, who was surrendering in the fight. Since then there has been an endless succession of stage victories for Ott Tanak, who was re-enlisting after his retirement for puncturing three times on Friday, with Rovanpera controlling Breen at all times. If nothing strange happens, tomorrow will be a historic day at the World Cup.

Behind them there was a close duel for third place between Thierry Neuville and Sébastien Ogier, who seems to be opting for the Belgian, although their gap remains very narrow. "I fight for the championship, and now Neuville is not my rival, but Elfyn Evans," he said at the end of the day. The one who does not seem to catch the air at the Estonian event is precisely Evans, who in his 100th rally seems offside, unable to fight against his usual rivals.Pepe López has gained a position and is already fourth in WRC3, and the podium is still within reach in this very complicated and specific rally, in which he is riding from less to more and adding an important experience and more points in his private account.

Classification1 Rovanpera-Halttunen (Fin / Toyota), 2 h 16 min 46.8s

2. Breen-Nagle (Irl / Hyundai), at 50.7

3. Neuville-Wydaeghe (Bel / Hyundai), at 1: 20.9

. Ogier-Ingrassia (Fra / Toyota), at 1: 38.8

5. Evans-Martin (Gbr / Toyota), at 2: 02.2



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