Latvala: Rovanpera and Evans are free to fight for the championship

The team principal of Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT, Jari-Matti Latvala, says that his team will let Kalle Rovanpera and Elfyn Evans to have a fair fight for this year's WRC title and will support both of them.

The Japanese team clinched its third consecutive manufacturer title in World Rally Championship and now has seven championship wins in the history while one of its crews (Kalle Rovanpera/Jonne Halttunen and Elfyn Evans/Scott Martin) will be crowned as the 2023 WRC Champions. After the end of Rally Chile, Evans was decreased his gap from the championship leader Rovanpera by two points and they are heading to Central European Rally with a 31-points margin. As the final two rounds of this year's championship will be held on tarmac, both drivers have a good road position to fight for the victory on these two rallies, but Rovanpera's road position is the optimal one as he will start first on the stages on the first day at CER and Rally Japan.

"To have secured the manufacturers’ championship before we enter these final two events is fantastic and a lot of the focus will now be on the fight for the drivers’ title between Kalle and Elfyn", Latvala said. 

"We will be giving them both our full support, so that they can have a free and fair fight and the best driver wins".

Photo Credits: Toyota

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