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Toyota at the top of the WRC

Round 2 of the 2021 World Rally Championship

Toyota at the top of the WRC

Toyota at the top of the WRC

 

Round 2 of the 2021 World Rally Championship took place from 26 to 28 February, and at the end it was Toyota GAZOO RACING at the top of the Manufacturer’s Championship, as well as having drivers in first, third and fourth place in the Driver’s Championship table.

The second round of the WRC was the WRC Arctic Rally Finland, and home hero Kalle Rovanperä claimed his best result of his young career with an impressive second place.

In so doing, he became the youngest driver ever to lead the Driver’s Championship, at just 20 years old. He won the final World Power Stage and finished second overall, moving four points clear at the top of the log. 

Rovanperä had this to say about his race: “I’m really pleased with the second place. It was quite a difficult weekend, I was pushing really hard and we couldn’t always be on the optimal pace, but we were fighting back all the time. In the Power Stage I gave everything that I had and it was enough, so we got really good points from here. It’s really nice to be in this position now, leading the championship for the first time. It’s going to be a new situation for me going to the next event, and we just have to keep up the pace and be consistent like we have been here.”

Team mate and reigning world champion Sébastien Ogier is in third place in the Driver’s championship, one place ahead of Elfyn Evans, also of Toyota GAZOO RACING. A fourth member of the team, Takamoto Katsuta, is in seventh place, making it four in the top seven for Toyota GAZOO RACING.

The Japanese team also leads the Manufacturers’ Championship with 88 points, 11 points clear of the team in second place and a huge 64 points ahead of the third-placed team.

The third round of the 2021 season will be another all-new event for the WRC with the first ever visit to the Croatia Rally (22 – 25 April), to be held on asphalt roads around the capital city Zagreb.

 

 

Toyota at the top of the WRC

 

Round 2 of the 2021 World Rally Championship took place from 26 to 28 February, and at the end it was Toyota GAZOO RACING at the top of the Manufacturer’s Championship, as well as having drivers in first, third and fourth place in the Driver’s Championship table.

The second round of the WRC was the WRC Arctic Rally Finland, and home hero Kalle Rovanperä claimed his best result of his young career with an impressive second place.

In so doing, he became the youngest driver ever to lead the Driver’s Championship, at just 20 years old. He won the final World Power Stage and finished second overall, moving four points clear at the top of the log. 

Rovanperä had this to say about his race: “I’m really pleased with the second place. It was quite a difficult weekend, I was pushing really hard and we couldn’t always be on the optimal pace, but we were fighting back all the time. In the Power Stage I gave everything that I had and it was enough, so we got really good points from here. It’s really nice to be in this position now, leading the championship for the first time. It’s going to be a new situation for me going to the next event, and we just have to keep up the pace and be consistent like we have been here.”

Team mate and reigning world champion Sébastien Ogier is in third place in the Driver’s championship, one place ahead of Elfyn Evans, also of Toyota GAZOO RACING. A fourth member of the team, Takamoto Katsuta, is in seventh place, making it four in the top seven for Toyota GAZOO RACING.

The Japanese team also leads the Manufacturers’ Championship with 88 points, 11 points clear of the team in second place and a huge 64 points ahead of the third-placed team.

The third round of the 2021 season will be another all-new event for the WRC with the first ever visit to the Croatia Rally (22 – 25 April), to be held on asphalt roads around the capital city Zagreb.