Rovanperä snatches slender early lead in Estonia

Young Finn Kalle Rovanperä set the early pace at Rally Estonia after charging to fastest time by the narrowest of margins in the curtain-raising speed test in Tartu on Thursday night. This is one of the rallies where I like to drive and like to push so I hope we can fight,” said Rovanperä, who now lives in Estonia and was also quickest in the morning’s warm-up shakedown stage. The Finn, another Estonian resident, could have topped the timesheets had he not run wide on a tightening right corner. Estonian fan favourite Ott Tänak and Thierry Neuville were tied in eighth in i20s, with championship leader Sébastien Ogier rounding off the top 10. Kalle Rovanperä laid down a Rally Estonia marker by scorching to fastest time at a sun-kissed shakedown on Thursday morning in …

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