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ROVANPERÄ, 19, TAKES WRC 2 PRO WORLD TITLE FOR SKODA

//ROVANPERÄ, 19, TAKES WRC 2 PRO WORLD TITLE FOR SKODA

ROVANPERÄ, 19, TAKES WRC 2 PRO WORLD TITLE FOR SKODA

KALLE Rovanperä secured the WRC 2 Pro world championship with his fifth victory of the season at Wales Rally GB.

The 19-year-old Finn, competing in only his first full WRC season, celebrated after leading home Skoda Fabia teammate Jan Kopecký by 4min 47sec

Rovanperä led the four-day event initially before a puncture allowed his teammate into top spot. A similar problem for Kopecký delayed him on Saturday before the Czech rolled to leave Rovanperä in the clear.

“It is simply a great day for all of us. I am happy, that we could master this challenging event so well and that our Skoda Fabia R5 evo was performing without any weaknesses,” Skoda Motorsport boss Michal Hrabánek said.

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Chris Nixon

Chris Nixon is Media Manager for Kennards Hire Rally Australia.