Requested earlier than the beginning of the Arctic Rally Finland about his favourite standing, Kalle Rovanperä is completely conscious of it however ignores all of the exterior parts that would disturb him throughout this weekend.
“I can see that there’s extra pleasure and strain on me, however I do not actually take it that approach. After all I am extra excited as a result of it is a Finnish occasion and quite a lot of Finns anticipate a superb outcome “, he specifies. “However I nonetheless really feel like I’ve to and I can do my job the most effective I can, that is all I can do. “
A yr after his first podium in Sweden, the Toyota driver stays centered on his targets whereas drawing on his expertise. Among the many drivers of the WRC, Rovanperä might be the one who is aware of greatest the occasion having received in 2020 his double of the Finnish championship (Arctic Rally Lapland). “I feel the rally is basically stunning right here, the winter circumstances are enough. The levels are all the time very fast typically.”
Regardless of this simple benefit, he seen some variations within the profile of the levels.“This yr we’re additionally utilizing some pretty technical levels, so it isn’t on a regular basis. There are some fairly difficult elements, however general it is a pretty technical and really pleasing occasion. “
Among the many notable modifications, the usage of Pirelli tires is on the high of the listing.“There’s a huge distinction with the Michelin studded tire and final yr. The Pirelli tire is softer and now we have to adapt the automotive accordingly.” After two days of testing in Finland (one close to Jyväskylä then the opposite within the Rovaniemi area), the 20-year-old pilot has already put his finger on work tracks to make higher use of Italian tires. “The driving type needs to be a little bit completely different in some locations so we needed to discover ways to do this in testing. “
Down with the seventh time within the shakedown disputed this Friday morning, the Toyota driver nonetheless hit onerous by flying over the standings after the primary lap. An train thought of to be probably the most consultant of the circumstances encountered throughout the weekend.“I’ve to at the very least be among the many quickest three, for certain now we have to be within the rhythm – that is clear.”
“However I additionally need to be on the rostrum on the finish of the weekend and I hope we are able to additionally battle for the highest spot as a result of it seems like it’s doable. I do know in WRC it’s actually onerous to win an occasion as a result of it’s important to be excellent all weekend and all the pieces needs to be on monitor, however hopefully we are able to battle for the win this weekend. “No Video(s) Found