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No worries about fitness ahead of WRC Rally Spain – Motorsports

Toyota’s factory driver suffered from back pain after losing control of Yaris on Saturday in Rally Finland two weeks ago and after being hit hard on a gravel pile.

Rovanpera made a short comeback on Sunday of the previous event Sitting on the last power stage to help him recover..

The 21-year-old winner of this year’s rally in Estonia and Greece has been declared suitable for competition at the Spanish parking lot this weekend and was able to join the Toyota team for last week’s pre-event test. rice field.

However, Rovanperä admits that although he is not serious enough to worry about his health, he still has muscle soreness when he is in the car.

“I feel okay, but it’s certainly not 100% okay because I feel something when I’m sitting in the car with the belt on, but when I’m in the rally it’s perfectly fine and tells us I don’t think it will affect you, “Rovanpera said.

“It should just be [muscle related]It’s not serious, because if you risk breaking something serious, you won’t drive. “

Kalle Rovanperä, Jonne Harttune, Toyota Gazou Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC

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Rovanperä heads to Spain’s fast-sweep tarmac, with mixed results from the previous asphalt event of this season’s championship.

Finns crashed on Croatia’s opening stage in April, finishing third in Belgium and then with the winner of the previous event Thierry Neuville When Craig Breen..

Looking ahead to this weekend, Rovanperä believes that the success and knowledge gained from Belgium is not very important in Spain. In Spain, you need a different driving style to learn.

“Of course we can take something, but it’s a completely different event and not really the same,” he added.

“I think the overall setup and driving style is different because there are the right corners here.

“Belgium had a lot of short corners, junctions and cuts. There are long corners here. I think pacenotes are very difficult here. Trust the pacenotes and know where the vertices are. is needed.

“It’s a bit more circuit style, so I can’t take too much from Belgium, so I think I can learn a lot.”

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Rovanpera with Toyota teammate Sebastien Ogier Elfyn Evans It is set to resume the fight for the WRC Crown. Ogier can conclude his eighth world title by surpassing Evans by six points.

Rally Spain will start on Friday and the crew will be working on six stages.

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No worries about fitness ahead of WRC Rally Spain

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