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    Kalle cleaned up the first two stages on Friday of the Mikkeli round of the Finnish Rally Championship with a lead of 12.7 seconds. A solid start for the youngster.

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    Third stage was run this morning. Kalle suffered a puncture and lost some 30 seconds, putting him in third place, about 18,3 seconds behind the lead. Six more stages to go, interesting to see if he can claw the time back.

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    Kalle Rovanpera won his first round of the Finnish Rally Championship run in Mikkeli on Friday and Saturday over 9 psecial stages. The win margin was 10.7 seconds. He manged the win despite loosing 30 seconds on SS3 due to a puncture. This makes him the youngest winner the Finnish Rally Championship has had.

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    Some in car footage from SS4 of the Rally

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    outstanding!

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    Very, very impressive; thanks for sharing. Having experienced special stage rallying in similar conditions in Canada and the Monte Carlo more than 30 years ago I can appreciate this kids talent. Keeping the foot down on those very fast sweepers on ice takes talent and courage.

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    I read an interview with his manager in Finnish media today. This is what he had to say (paraphrased)

    Apparently he is committed to the Latvian series this year (I assume sponsorship arrangements), but he will do selected rallies in the Finnish Championship to build experience. The Mikkeli round is apparently technically quite difficult, which is the reason it was chosen. Whilst the exemption to contest at 16 in Finland has been issued, the conditions of the exemption do not permit the accumulation of points in the Finish Rally Championship, hence the reason for doing carefully selected rallies in Finland to maximize building his experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FIVEDOOR View Post
    Whilst the exemption to contest at 16 in Finland has been issued, the conditions of the exemption do not permit the accumulation of points in the Finish Rally Championship, .
    oh come now. even people open hearted enough to let a 16yo compete, dont necessarily want to be thrashed by one!
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    i see there is a 16yo in V8Supercars (alex rullo), and he was racing last year as well.
    not at the front of the grid, admittedly, but not a bad effort none the less.
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    Default Kalle in a Peugeot 208 in 2017

    Kalle will be competing in a Rally series in Italy this year in class R5 Peugeot 208. The aim is to gain bitumen rally experience.
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    Kalle started his first bitumen rally on Friday. He is currently 7th, 5.8 seconds behind the leader but ahead of his team mate who is 9 times Italian Champion Paolo Andreucci. He is running some tar tops rallies in Italy for Tar top experience in a Peugeot 208 T16.
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    KR was top 10 for each of most of the early stages, but seems to have had a big shunt in stage 7 (time of ~13 mins vs 2+ mins for the rest). then not in the results till stage 14 where he was 7th. results for stage 15 just posted by he isnt in the list. meantime, his team mate seems to have been doing very well but has DNFd stage 15. that is all as best i can understand the results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexander View Post
    KR was top 10 for each of most of the early stages, but seems to have had a big shunt in stage 7 (time of ~13 mins vs 2+ mins for the rest). then not in the results till stage 14 where he was 7th. results for stage 15 just posted by he isnt in the list. meantime, his team mate seems to have been doing very well but has DNFd stage 15. that is all as best i can understand the results.

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    Mrs had me busy on the weekend, that and poor memmory so I hadn't checked the results until now.

    On the 6th Stage Kalle his stone wall and damaged the rear suspension. He could not continue to service point. After 5th stage he was 9th some 38.5 seconds behind the leader. Sunday he was able to continue under the special rules, but a puncture slowed progress. It's all experience.

    His team mate had engine failure three stages from the end.

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