Kalle Rovanperä’s busy weeks continue – Jari-Matti Latvala also gets to showcase his skills to a huge audience

Rally champion Kalle Rovanperä has been extremely busy in recent weeks.
Kalle Rovanperä: Photo: Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
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Rovanperä’s summer break was unexpectedly cut short in late June when his teammate Sebastien Ogier was involved in a head-on collision during recce for Rally Poland. As a result, Rovanperä was urgently called to Poland, where he ultimately secured a magnificent victory driving for Toyota.

From Poland, Rovanperä flew directly to Imola to test for the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux series. After a couple of rest days, Rovanperä competed on the same track in Italy, finishing his weekend with an impressive victory.

Following the races in Imola, Rovanperä travelled to Finland earlier this week to test Toyota’s Rally1 car in preparation for the WRC rallies in Latvia and Finland. The Finnish driver’s hectic schedule doesn’t end there, as he will be back behind the wheel again this coming weekend.

This time, Rovanperä will entertain the audience at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England. The traditional speed festival attracts a host of motorsport’s brightest stars to the grounds of Goodwood House.

All three top-class WRC teams – Toyota, Hyundai, and M-Sport Ford – will be represented at the event. In addition to Rovanperä, Toyota’s team principal Jari-Matti Latvala and the team’s Welsh driver Elfyn Evans will also showcase their skills in both current and older Toyota rally cars throughout the weekend.

M-Sport Ford drivers Adrien Fourmaux and Gregoire Munster will be seen driving the Ford Puma Rally1 car. Meanwhile, Hyundai’s Spanish veteran Dani Sordo will be roaring through the event in Hyundai’s WRC car.

In addition, Rovanperä will also be performing with his drifting car at the event.

Former rally champions Juha Kankkunen and Didier Auriol will also join the action over the weekend.

Rovanperä, Latvala, Fourmaux, and Munster will travel from Goodwood to Latvia, where the next round of the WRC season will take place next week.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed event attracts approximately 150,000 visitors annually.

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