Ro­van­pera Jr test­ing Toy­ota

Motor Sport News - - Rally News -

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.”

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