Why Rovanpera wanted a part-time WRC 2024 campaign
The two-time world champion, Kalle Rovanpera, has signed a new multi-year deal with Toyota. However, he will only compete in half of the WRC rallies next year alongside co-driver Jonne Halttunen. This decision was made to allow Rovanpera to recharge and take a break before returning to full-time competition in 2025. Rovanpera, at just 23 years old, successfully defended his world title this year, becoming the youngest-ever world champion in 2022. Despite his youth, Rovanpera has been driving rally cars since he was eight and has quickly risen through the ranks before joining Toyota in 2020.