The World Rally Championship in New Zealand continues with six special stages.

    Kalle Rovanperä is fighting on the other side of the world. Toyota Gazoo Racing / McKlein

    Rally New Zealand

    EC 8/17:

    1. Elfyn Evans, Toyota

    2. Ott Tänak, Hyudai +2.8

    3. Kalle Rovanperä, Toyota +6.0

    4. Sebastien Ogier, Toyota +10.0

    5. Thierry Neuville, Hyundai +49.6

    6. Gus Greensmith, M-Sport +52.9

    Kalle Rovanperä there is a chance to secure the World Rally Championship this coming weekend.

    Toyota’s Finnish star leads the World Series with 53 points over Estonia To Ott Tänak in relation to. To secure the title, Rovanperä either needs to grab at least eight points more than Tänak or win and collect seven points more than Tänak.

    Iltalehti follows the events of the rally night in this article.

    EC 8

    Saturday’s driving day started in a finnish manner on Friday evening. However, it is Saturday morning on the other side of the globe.

    The 15 km long Kaipara Hills was run in wet conditions. It rained during the special test, which guaranteed the one who rode out yesterday and the first rider on the route today To Craig Breen bottom time.

    Five of Breen, the Finns’ eyes are on Kalle Rovanperä. The Finn didn’t care about the rain, but he drove clearly the hardest time of the leading group.

    Rovanperä, who received a time penalty just before the start of the EK, took third place in the rally, passing his teammate Sebastien Ogier’s. Elfyn Evans and Ott Tänak were also left behind by a second, so the Finn took a leap towards the top spot in the rally.

    A total of six special tests will be run on Saturday. The next one starts at 2:06 a.m. Finnish time.

    Iltalehti’s reporter got aboard Riku Tahko’s rally car.

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