Rovanpera Jr testing Toyota
One surprising addition to the Toyota Gazoo Racing test team is 15-year-old Kalle Rovanpera.
The son of former world rally winner Harri Rovanpera has been an internet sensation since onboard footage of his incredible car control aged eight was found on Youtube. Now competing in the Latvian Championship, Rovanpera looks set to land one of the most exciting roles in world rallying.
“We have many drivers who are candidates for the testing,” said Makinen. “But, yes, why not Kalle? It’s quite possible when we come to do some of the endurance testing, we might use him for some of the runs. It would be quite interesting to see what he’s like, but at the moment, we are very focused on getting the car right.”