Fowler Kalle represents a brand new method to sports activities

on Thursday | 21 July 2022

Toyota technical director Tom Fowler says that Kalle Rovanperä’s success this season is partly all the way down to a totally new method to getting ready for the WRC.

Everybody is aware of that the Finn has been driving vehicles because the age of eight, however in response to Fowler, the tempo of the WRC sequence chief exceeds 13 years behind the wheel.

“The game has modified fairly a bit through the years,” Fowler stated, “gone are the times of two individuals going out and driving and racing a kart. You’ll be able to see the way in which Kalle approaches the game, he does it like somebody who’s been round for a very long time handled simman.

“I am unsure he drives higher, he simply drives – and races – in a different way. You’ll be able to see that when he is racing on the sim, he is not simply driving a automobile, he is doing every kind of different issues on the identical time: he is speaking to individuals, typing, doing different issues. He has many skills to do issues. Nonetheless, I feel that this new era automobile has come at a very good time for him.

Fowler has been impressed with the work Rovanperä is doing on the sim, representing a brand new method

The hybrid Rally1 automobile requires a extra concerned driver than ever earlier than within the regeneration and deployment of electrical propulsion. It’s appropriate for a 21 12 months previous.

Fowler added: “If there’s something old-school about the way in which Kalle races now, I would say it is the way in which he simply clicked with the automobile. In the event you look again within the historical past of the game, you see a whole lot of examples of drivers who did that, and I feel that is the place the place is Kalle with this Yaris.

Rally Estonia Rally aboard: Kalle Rovanperä on the Wolf Energy Stage

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