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WRC rally: the impressive road exit of championship leader Kalle Rovanperä


The driver escaped unscathed despite several rollovers following an exit from the road at the exit of a bend not far from Ypres in Belgium

This is the first retirement of the season for Kalle Rovanperä.

Well ahead of the overall championship standings, the Norwegian has won 5 of the last 8 rallies he has contested.

But in Ypres in Belgium, the outcome will not be victory.

On the second lap and when he had made a perfect start to the rally, Kalle Rovanperä hit the ditch at the exit of a fast corner.

His car made many violent rolls that we observe in an impressive video.

Fortunately, the pilot and his co-pilot Jonne Halttunen are unharmed.

Both @KalleRovanpera and @JonneHalttunen are OK following a big roll in early action at @ypresrally 🇧🇪#YpresRally |

#WRC |


— WRC - FIA World Rally Championship (@OfficialWRC) August 19, 2022

Both men managed to extricate themselves from the car and informed race control that all was well.

The Toyota Yaris Rally1 is a wreck.

It is another driver from the Japanese manufacturer who inherits the lead in the classification at Ypres, Elfyn Evans.

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2022-08-19

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