The problems Rovanperä’s rivals must overcome to win Finland

The DirtFish team talk about the chances of a Rovanperä home win, who could stop him and more


There is one question on every Finn’s lips this week: will Kalle Rovanperä win his home round of the World Rally Championship?

It’s not just Finns either. SPIN, The Rally Pod’s regular quartet of Lisa O’Sullivan, David Evans, Colin Clark and George Donaldson debate whether Rovanperä will benefit or suffer from the forecasted weather while running first on the road – and who, if anyone, can stop him.

Where might the challenge to Rovanperä and Toyota come from? Craig Breen’s stint with Hyundai before his M-Sport switch means his form in Finland is good – but there are question marks over whether his season to date has been well below expectations.

And what about Hyundai? On fast gravel it has a missile in its arsenal with Ott Tänak leading the line – but is the car and, more critically, the team structure there to make Tänak competitive in Finland?

All that, and more, is discussed in this week’s episode of SPIN, The Rally Pod. Listen to the latest episode below or follow the podcast on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.