Thu 13 Oct 2022

Rovanperä and Latvala headline RallyLegend celebrations

Some of the biggest names in world rallying will help RallyLegend celebrate its 20th birthday this weekend.

Kalle Rovanperä will drive Toyota team principal Jari-Matti Latvala’s Celica Turbo 4WD, while his father Harri runs a slightly later specification Celica GT-Four at the popular San Marino event. Latvala completes Toyota’s trio with the Celica GT-4 he has used in historic competition this season. 

Stepping further back in time, the stunning trio of Lancia drivers Markku Alén, Walter Röhrl and Miki Biasion will be reacquainted with 037 power on the classic asphalt roads around the Republic. 

Jimmy McRae runs a Subaru Impreza 555, while his granddaughter Hollie works with Carlo Boroli on his stunning Best Impreza project across the weekend. 

One of the more interesting cars in this year’s field is the Subaru Vivio Colin McRae drove on the 1993 Safari Rally.

M-Sport Ford World Rally Team managing director Malcolm Wilson and former Lancia and Ferrari Formula 1 team principal Cesare Fiorio will also attend.

Understandably, Latvala is looking forward to a celebration of rallying.

“It’s a really busy time right now,” said the Finn, “but when you look at the passion coming from RallyLegend, we have to find time to attend. It’s always a very nice atmosphere around this event and I’m sure this weekend will be the same.”

A capacity 180-car entry – the event was oversubscribed with 230 crews chasing a start on the asphalt stages – for RallyLegend will run from today until Sunday (October 13 - 16).

Latvia
Starts: Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 4:31:00 AM
Italy
Starts: Friday, July 26, 2024 at 8:30:00 AM
Hungary
Starts: Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 9:30:00 AM