Most 18-year-olds with a brand new licence would get pretty nervous driving with their dad by their side. This time, it was the dad who was the more nervous. How come? Because the youngster is Kalle Rovanperä, ŠKODA Motorsport’s fresh talent.
Kalle Rovanperä exclaims: “I’ve never been so excited in my life before!”. He watches his dad Harri get behind the wheel of a WRC rally car once again – for the first time in 12 years. The ŠKODA Motorsport test track deep in the middle of Bohemian woodland hosts an extraordinary gathering. Harri Rovanperä, who competed in a ŠKODA FABIA WRC in the 2006 World Rally Championship, had come along with his son, Kalle, who won two WRC 2 events in his ŠKODA FABIA R5 works car and celebrated becoming an adult by coming third overall in the WRC 2 category.
It’s not every day you get an opportunity for a family duel like this! The ŠKODA Storyboard team jumped at the chance to put the two generations of rally cars and rally drivers head-to-head.