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    Quote Originally Posted by Hartusvuori View Post
    I doubt Ari used those words. More likely something along the lines of "Kalle definitely hit the keynotes in the melody of rallying" :-)
    A man of humble words out of what I´ve seen of him. Yes.
    "Reis vas pät pat kaar vas kut"
    Tommi Mäkinen, back in the years...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hartusvuori View Post
    I doubt Ari used those words. More likely something along the lines of "Kalle definitely hit the keynotes in the melody of rallying" :-)
    Wow, you nailed it! That is actually exactly what he said.

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    I repeat myself but I don’t think either that Kalle is ready for WRC next year. He should and could do at least two good years of WRC2 first and still be ahead of anyone else at his age

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarmop View Post
    You can find those unnamed drivers from your homeland for instance. I`m comparing his results compared to others in national events. He has been beaten fair and square by hobby-drivers in equal machinery, atleast one has been an Academy driver, almost won the title and then didn`t find the resources.
    Who hobbyist was faster than Kalle and where?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Essaj View Post
    Please go back to ERC section and stay there. I just keep ignoring your comments from now on, even N.O.T makes more sense.
    So you are forum king who decides who can post in which forum sections? Please get a grip man. And calling someone stupid just because he has a different point of view. Quite lame and you're not the first finn recently who has "lost their heads" in the arguement. You're not in a position to demand here anything, quite clearly are you mistaken about your role here.
    Last edited by cali; 17th May 2018 at 19:33.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dupanton View Post
    With enough money and training/rallies everybody can get to a certain level. But those last 1 or 2 percentages are the most difficult to find.
    For sure Rovanpera has talent, no doubt about it. But people are blinded by his age, which means nothing. It's experience that counts.
    We have seen a lot of young guys in the past, storming trough cups, JWRC and even wrc2 but never got to a decent WRC level.
    So, he has to prove in the next year(s) he has what it takes to get to WRC level.
    I'm not saying he is not going to make it, but imo it's still too early to tell
    Spot on!

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    [WRC] News & Rumours 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by PLuto View Post
    If you really want to hear at least one name, so for example I think Juuso Nordgren has bigger potential... And I am not alone with this opinion
    I’m personally a bit amazed that they hired Nordgren so quickly, to me he hasn’t really shown anything or been quick on even national level, whereas Kalle blew all the Finnish champions out of the water right away.

    Well, the Sumava Klatovy result was good for his little tarmac experience.
    Last edited by AnttiL; 17th May 2018 at 11:26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    Who hobbyist was faster than Kalle and where?
    For example:
    https://www.ewrc-results.com/final/2...hampions-2016/
    https://www.ewrc-results.com/final/3...ti-ralli-2017/ +40 sec. for considerably shortening a stage.
    https://www.ewrc-results.com/final/2...-kurzeme-2016/ A bit old and can`t exactly remember, if it was an issue-free rally or not.

    Then there are other youngsters, a bit higher level than hobby-drivers, who have beaten him or been more or less equal.


    Like said, from the age of seven he has had the best available equipment, even quit school for rallying. Logical, but yet to show if he is not just young and "stupid", not afraid of crashes and he can develop into a title contender. And people already want him to be replace Latvala in a team with a goal to get the manu. title.
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    [WRC] News & Rumours 2018

    To me it looks like Kalle was always fastest in his class. WRC, Proto and custom built cars can’t compare against R5 and S2000
    Last edited by AnttiL; 17th May 2018 at 12:33.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarmop View Post
    Jesus Christ... he was fifteen at the time of two of those and would've won the third one without 40 sec time penalty.
    ku ois neljä pyörää ku vetäis ni ois vähän eri sekunnit kyllä pätkillä, sen mä takaan

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