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Series leader Kalle Rovanpera win World Rally title in Naivasha

Finland Kalle Rovanpera made his maiden World Rally Championships win at the concluded World rally Championships in naivasha, Kenya today.

Described as one of the most difficult and toughest rally in the WRC series, the 21-year-old, driving Toyota Gazoo maintained the lead since the second round on Friday to lead teammates Elfyn Evans, Takamoto Kastuta and Sebastien Ogier to the top four positions.

Kalle now tops the WRC log with a 65-points advantage as Toyota extended their manufacturers’ Championship lead by 62 points.

Elfyn cemented a 49.9seconds advantage over Katsuta, who sealed back-to-back Safari podiums after finishing runner-up last year.

The Japanese driver kept a keen eye on his mirrors with Ogier behind and ended 27.6sec ahead of the eight-time world champion.

Ogier — winner of last year’s Safari — had mixed emotions at the end of the rally. Friday’s tyre trouble put him out of contention and he conceded more time on Saturday when the car’s engine ingested some of Africa’s famous fesh fesh.

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