The manufacturing facility Toyota driver suffered again ache following a heavy influence with a pile of gravel after shedding management of his Yaris on the Saturday of Rally Finland, two weeks in the past.
Rovanpera made a short comeback on the Sunday of the occasion earlier than sitting out the final Power Stage to assist his recovery.
The 21-year-old winner of rallies in Estonia and Greece this yr has been declared match to compete on the Spanish tarmac this weekend and was in a position to be a part of the Toyota squad for a pre-event take a look at final week.
Nevertheless, Rovanpera admits he nonetheless has some muscle ache when within the automotive though it isn’t critical sufficient for him to be apprehensive about his health.
“I really feel OK and fairly good however for positive I’m not nonetheless 100% OK as a result of I really feel one thing once I sit within the automotive with the belts on, nevertheless it ought to be completely advantageous when within the rally and never affecting us I believe,” mentioned Rovanpera.
“It ought to be simply [muscle related], it’s nothing critical as we wouldn’t be driving if there was a danger to interrupt one thing critical.”
Kalle Rovanperä, Jonne Halttunen, Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC
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Rovanpera heads to the quick sweeping tarmac of Spain with blended outcomes from the championship’s earlier asphalt occasions this season.
The Finn crashed out on the opening stage at Croatia in April earlier than producing a head-turning efficiency to complete third in Belgium, solely ending behind former occasion winners and Thierry Neuville and Craig Breen.
Waiting for this weekend, Rovanpera believes the success and data gained from Belgium gained’t rely for a lot in Spain, which requires a unique driving model to grasp.
“After all we will take one thing however it’s a completely totally different occasion, nothing is basically the identical,” he added.
“I believe the entire set-up and driving model is totally different as we’ve got correct corners right here.
“Belgium was quite a lot of quick corners, junctions and cuts, right here we’ve got lengthy corners. I believe the pacenotes are actually tough right here and it’s a must to belief them quite a bit and know the place the apex is.
“It is a little more circuit model so I can’t take an excessive amount of from Belgium so I believe will probably be quite a lot of studying for me.”
Rovanpera may show an fascinating issue within the title race this weekend as Toyota team-mates Sebastien Ogier and Elfyn Evans are set to renew their struggle for the WRC crown. Ogier may wrap up his eighth world title if he outscores Evans by six factors.
Rally Spain begins on Friday with crews set to sort out six levels.