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    Quote Originally Posted by Essaj View Post
    Tell me about these drivers with bigger potential? I think Kalle has proven his pace many times but no he is not going to be joining Toyota next year unless they really want to invest for the future.
    There are drivers with bigger potential, only they can`t afford to be on this level. Even more drivers, who can go flatout and through miracles finish ahead of the rest, only to crash on the other one. It`s about experience. Toyota has those two Japanese, one of whom WON Sweden in front of factory- Škoda driven by a local guy, reigning champion. Although they also lack experience...and like history has showed us, when one has finally mastered WRC2, he could still be hopeless in WRC.
    Firstly i would go for Tidemand, if anyone from WRC2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarmop View Post
    There are drivers with bigger potential, only they can`t afford to be on this level. Even more drivers, who can go flatout and through miracles finish ahead of the rest, only to crash on the other one. It`s about experience. Toyota has those two Japanese, one of whom WON Sweden in front of factory- Škoda driven by a local guy, reigning champion. Although they also lack experience...and like history has showed us, when one has finally mastered WRC2, he could still be hopeless in WRC.
    Firstly i would go for Tidemand, if anyone from WRC2.
    -...- Of course there is If'ss and but's, heck who knows maybe I would be next Loeb if I had started rallying.
    I asked about who Pluto consideres to have "bigger potential" than Kalle preferably from the drivers who actually drive in some level of rallying and not just one who was quick age 7 on a co-kart but couldn't compete because they ran out of money.
    and for you Tarmop Katsuta aint currently one, he drove perfectly in Sweden but his speed hasn't been there in any other snow rally before that, maybe a fact that he was using Pirelli's instead of Michelins might have had something to do with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Power View Post
    According to sportmotores.com (quoting autohebdosport, the spanish leading motor magazine) Rovanpera may replace Latvala at Toyota next year. http://sportmotores.com/portal/!site...20055&id=51628
    Lol.

    Having a famous daddy with all the contacts and unlimited money helps only up to a certain point. To get the factory teams interested, he will have to show a lot more than he has so far.

    If he turns out to be impressive the next few years, he might get an occasional wrc drive and after that perhaps even a full contract. But thats not going to happen anyday soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denkimi View Post
    Lol.

    Having a famous daddy with all the contacts and unlimited money helps only up to a certain point. To get the factory teams interested, he will have to show a lot more than he has so far.

    If he turns out to be impressive the next few years, he might get an occasional wrc drive and after that perhaps even a full contract. But thats not going to happen anyday soon.
    Skoda is a factory team, he also drove tests for Toyota in 2016. But yeah rich daddy and his deep pockets

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    It is true that Rovanperä is "open card", no one knows final outcome.

    But it´s also fact that he is fast, is there rally (outside his Italy tarmac rallies) where he hasn´t setted fastest SS times ? (in R5 class, not overall)

    Latvala also had huge potential and started in WRC 17y old and is very fast, but probably never World Champion.

    Kalle has only driven 0,5 years in WRC, so we have to wait. I think he will drive R5 next year and WRC2020, but possible private one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N.O.T View Post
    beating some garbage dogs in latvia is not a proof of pace... he is getting beaten like a dog without an owner in wrc2 so far.
    True. That win in Australia doesn't count at all. How can you win if you don't have opponents. And nearly lost it that too. He is too young to get full drive and trust from that big team. This could only makes sense if Wilson hire him. Hyundai clearly didn't see his big potential..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarmop View Post
    There are drivers with bigger potential, only they can`t afford to be on this level. Even more drivers, who can go flatout and through miracles finish ahead of the rest, only to crash on the other one. It`s about experience. Toyota has those two Japanese, one of whom WON Sweden in front of factory- Škoda driven by a local guy, reigning champion. Although they also lack experience...and like history has showed us, when one has finally mastered WRC2, he could still be hopeless in WRC.
    Firstly i would go for Tidemand, if anyone from WRC2.
    Sorry but You named one guy who is more than 10 years older than Rovanperä, another who is 8 years older than Rovanperä and who keeps crashing or being badly beaten virtually everywhere except one event and some unnamed miracle drivers. Don't You have something more convincing?
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    Like it was said, what impressive has Rovanperä showed so far...i mean something that should put him in the WRC, especially to replace quite a solid points-scorer.
    He is young, he will learn, maybe he is another miracle, lets see how that Argentina crash affected him first...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    Sorry but You named one guy who is more than 10 years older than Rovanperä, another who is 8 years older than Rovanperä and who keeps crashing or being badly beaten virtually everywhere except one event and some unnamed miracle drivers. Don't You have something more convincing?
    well you cannot find anyone at the age of rovanpera with his budget and promotion... for example Ogier Gronholm and Loeb came in the sport later than the age of that asian kid and we see the results.... the fact that none other 17 year old is well known because of youtube videos does not mean they are non existent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarmop View Post
    Like it was said, what impressive has Rovanperä showed so far...i mean something that should put him in the WRC, especially to replace quite a solid points-scorer.
    He is young, he will learn, maybe he is another miracle, lets see how that Argentina crash affected him first...
    No, You said this:

    There are drivers with bigger potential, only they can`t afford to be on this level. Even more drivers, who can go flatout and through miracles finish ahead of the rest, only to crash on the other one. It`s about experience.
    What have these unnamed drivers shown? What makes them having more potential than Rovanperä? Sorry but You contradict Yourself.
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