Toyota’s Kalle Rovanperä believes he “had good pace when he pushed” on last weekend’s Rally Mexico.
In what was only his third event in a top-level World Rally car, Rovanperä had a somewhat quiet event but still finished fifth due to drivers around him such as Thierry Neuville and Gus Greensmith hitting problems.
The young Finn has also now finished each of the three events so far in 2020 and is pleased with his start to the year as a result.
He commented on his weekend after the end of the final stage on Saturday night: “I’m quite happy overall. It was not the best weekend, but we had a few unlucky moments, and it was nice to see that when we tried to push, we had a good pace. It’s not so easy to have good speed on the first time here, so I can be happy.”
“Today (Saturday) was mostly sweeping the road, and so we went for a safe pace just to keep our position while also learning about the road cleaning. It’s been a really good beginning to the season for me: It’s nice to have had clean rallies without any big mistakes and some proper pace sometimes.”
The next scheduled round of the 2020 season is Rally Portugal, which is planned to take place between May 21-25.