Jonne Halttunen

After joining Kalle Rovanperä in 2017, Halttunen rose to WRC stardom. He claimed his maiden WRC rally win with the Finn in 2021 and the pair have now claimed two FIA World Rally Championship titles together.


Nationality
FIN
Date of birth
13.12.1985
Birthplace
Finland
Driver
Kalle Rovanperä
First WRC rally
2011, Rally Finland
First WRC stage win
2020, Rally Sweden SS11
WRC stage wins
193
First WRC podium
2020, Rally Sweden
WRC podiums
23
First WRC win
2021, Rally Estonia
WRC wins
13
First WRC Wolf Power Stage win
2020, Rally Sweden
WRC Wolf Power Stage wins
18
WRC titles
2(2022-23)
WRC support category titles
2019 WRC2 Pro
Social media
facebook.com/HalttunenJonne

After joining Kalle Rovanperä in 2017, Halttunen rose to WRC stardom. He claimed his maiden WRC rally win with the Finn in 2021 and the pair have now netted two FIA World Rally Championship titles together.


Halttunen made his first appearance as a co-driver in 2009 at a national rally in Finland and enjoyed competing as a hobby with various local drivers. After making his WRC debut at Neste Rally Finland in 2011, the Finn started to contest more events before expanding his schedule to include rallies across Europe in 2014. He also won the Finnish Championship with his fellow countryman Teemu Asunmaa the following year.


In 2017, Halttunen teamed up with Kalle Rovanperä for the first time and the pair took part in WRC2 at Rally GB and Rally Australia in a Ford Fiesta R5. They embarked on a full WRC2 campaign in 2018 aboard a Škoda Fabia R5. Two wins in Great Britain and Spain helped them finish third in the championship and they secured the WRC2 Pro title the following year in the same car.


Halttunen got his big break in 2020 when he joined Toyota Gazoo Racing alongside Rovanperä in a Yaris World Rally Car. They netted a podium finish on their second event in Sweden and ended the year in fifth. The 2021 season was even more successful as the pair took victory at Rally Estonia in July before repeating the feat in Greece just two months later. They secured fourth in the championship and were tipped by many as future world champions.


And those tips came to fruition the following year when, after winning six out of 13 rounds, Rovanperä and Halttunen clinched the FIA World Rally Championship title in what was the debut year for the WRC's pioneering hybrid-powered Rally1 cars. Proof that it was no fluke, the pair doubled up on their accolades, securing back-to-back titles in 2023.

Latvia
Starts: Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 4:31:00 AM
Italy
Starts: Friday, July 26, 2024 at 7:00:00 AM
Hungary
Starts: Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 6:00:00 AM