20 years, 9 months and 17 days.
Callie Rovanpera is so big now that he won his first World Rally Championship win in his career. Thus, the Toyota driver took the record from his compatriot and stable manager Jari-Matti Latvala who won the Swedish rally race in 2008 when he was 22 years, 10 months and 7 days old.
And in what way did Rovanpera do it next.
Dominate the competition
After home favorite Ott Tanak had to collapse on Friday morning, Rovanpera tied his fist to the lead and on Saturday morning immediately made a jerk that apparently smashed main rival Craig Breen.
In the end, the winning margin of Kali Rovanpera and John Haltonen was 59.9 seconds for Brien and Scott Martin.
– It’s been a tough season and I feel good to win here in Estonia, it’s almost like a home race for me. It feels really good. The season has been long and the results haven’t been good, but we proved the pace is there and brought it home, says relieved and happy Rovanpera on the SVT broadcast afterwards.
Belgian Thierry Neuville came third, while World Cup winner Sebastien Ogier finished fourth.
In WRC 2, it was a Norwegian international between Andreas Mikkelsen and Mads Østberg and there Mikkelsen finally pulled the longest straw and won 16.7sec.
In a fierce battle for third place between Marco Bolascia Wilkinson and Adrian Formou, Bolascia was finally the strongest.
Swedish fifth place
Swedish vaulter Tom Kristensson finished fifth in the World Rally Championship 2, thus achieving his goal of reaching the end of the competition.
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