Kalle Rovanpera is the youngest rally winner in WRC history in 2021. The future world champ drew people’s attention when he was eight years of age. A film of Kalle was seen while drifting a small rally car like an experienced participant through the snowy forest.
Quick facts about Kalle Rovanpera
- Real name: Kalle Rovanpera
- Place of birth: Jyvaskyla, Finland
- Date of birth: 1.10.2000
- Nationality: Fin
- Profession: Rally Driver
- Co-driver: Jonne Haltunen
- Age: 22 (as of 2022)
- Father: Harri
Career Journey of Kalle Rovanpera
Ronanpera began rally sprint at the age of 12 years. Though the laws in Finnish never allowed no any under the age of 18 to engage in rallying this never stopped him from doing what he loved.
The rallying passion was in their blood as his father also won the WRC rounds in Sweden in the year 2001. Kalle was being trained by the father`s co-driver Risto Pietilainen who drove for him the road sections.
This never hindered him from winning the Latvian Junior championship in 2015 after which he won the main championship in 2016 and 2017 in Skoda Fabia.
Through Rovanpera meeting with a new manager Timo Jouhki, he got a chance to participate in the Italian championship in 2016. Having attained the required age and passing the test from the Finnish government, Kalle began Rally GB in season finals in Australia becoming the youngest driver ever to win a WRC2 round.
Kalle then signed for Skoda Motorsport in 2018, emerging third at the end of the race. He later topped in WRC2 Pro for the Czech squad. Kalle then joined the Toyota 2020 emerging best in the second event having turned 19 years by then.
In 2021, the world rally champ became the youngest rally winner in WRC history having turned 20 years of age in Estonia.
Kalle Rovanpera family
The world`s youngest rally legend was born in the family of Mr. Harri who worked as a factory driver for several teams taking part in various races. The father won a WRC in Sweden in 2001.
Kalle Rovanperä net worth
Information about the young safari rally driver’s net worth is currently not available. We shall update this section as soon as we aggregate this information.
Kalle Rovanpera co driver
The young WRC champion co-driver is Jonne Haltunen
How old is Kalle Rovanpera
Kalle was born in 2022. As of 2022, he was 22 years old