it Is clear that Kalle Rovanperä has not knocked at the doors of the WRC, it has been pulled down. In this aspect, the debut of the young Finnish driver in the World is more and more near, and there are a few pretenders that seems to have, the son of Harri Rovanperä, not only to compete in the Rally of Wales, but for the next season. All in all, it seems that Malcolm Wilson has come back to win the game, all time that ‘Motorsport News’ pointing to that Kalle Rovanperä will be uploaded to a Ford Fiesta R5 in the next Rally of Wales, a model that even had already tested it during a test.
Although during this year Kalle Rovanperä has competed regularly with a Peugeot 208 T16 R5 on Italian soil and with a Skoda Fabia R5 in the National age could enroll, everything indicates that their first steps into the WRC will be at the controls of a Ford Fiesta R5. In this aspect, and looking beyond his debut in Wales, M-Sport would once again have a young talent under his umbrella in the joint programme that aims to tackle Rovanperä in 2018, the program has repeatedly insisted Timo Jouhki, their manager.
The own Timo Jouhki was quite categorical when evaluating the options that you have on the table, his pupil: “We have different options for the next season and we are talking with diverse people, but it is very possible that Kalle Rovanperä is with a Fiesta R5 in Rally of Wales this year and it is also very likely to follow the next season also. I have No doubt that Kalle is ready to drive a World Rally Car right now. I think that if someone called to tell me that you go up in one and not in a R5, would have no problem with it“.