The Finn Kalle Rovanpera, in Toyota Yaris, became, this Sunday, the youngest ever to win a WRC race, the Estonia Rally, the seventh stage of the World Cup.
Rovanpera, 20, finished the race with 2,51,29.1 hours, leaving Irish Craig Breen (Hyundai i20) in second place, at 59.9 seconds, followed by Belgian Thierry Neuville (Hyundai i20).
With this victory, the son of former driver Harri Rovanpera became the youngest ever to win a WRC race, beating the feat achieved by fellow Finn Jari-Matti Latvala, who won Rally Sweden at the age of 22.
With the victory, Rovanpera climbed to fourth place in the Drivers’ World Championship, with 82 points. Frenchman Sébastien Ogier (Toyota Yaris) was fourth, 1.24 minutes off the winner, but increased his World Cup lead over Briton Elfyn Evans (Toyota Yaris), who was fifth in Estonia.
The next race will be the Belgium rally, from August 13th to 15th.