Partially two of our appraisal of the following era of International Rally Championship stars, wrc.com examines some other 3 drivers elderly 25 and underneath. Is the following Sébastien Ogier amongst those guys?

Kalle Rovanperä

Reality record

Nationality: Finnish
Age: 18
Automotive: Škoda Fabia R5
WRC begins: 15
WRC debut: Wales Rally GB 2017
Very best end result: sixth, 1st WRC 2 Professional (Vodafone Rally de Portugal 2019)

Wrc.com verdict: One of the vital talked-about teenager to reach within the WRC since Colin McRae. Kalle began out as an eight-year-old YouTube sensation and has grown in velocity and stature during the last decade.

Signed as a Škoda manufacturing facility driving force closing season and is extensively tipped to step as much as a complete WRC producer force subsequent yr. Had a bit of of a wobble with errors at the first 3 WRC 2 Professional rounds this yr, however recovered to ship the anticipated dominance over the next 3 occasions.

There’s no doubt that this son of one-time international rally winner Harri Rovanperä is destined for the highest – extra a case of the way lengthy slightly than how most likely.

Jan Solans

Reality record

Nationality: Spanish
Age: 21
Automotive: Ford Fiesta R2
WRC begins: 6
WRC debut: RallyRACC Catalunya Rally de España 2017
Very best end result: 21st, 1st JWRC (Rally Italia Sardegna 2019)

Wrc.com verdict: The Junior WRC is not any stranger to the Solans identify after Jan’s older brother, Nil, ruled the 2017 season with 4 wins from six begins.

Jan hasn’t controlled to position in combination slightly this sort of sturdy run of effects, however a win, two podiums and a fourth position from his first ever 3 junior rounds is a cast indication of extra Spanish velocity coming from the WRC’s feeder collection.

And it would had been even higher had it no longer been for a puncture at the Corsica linea – Excursion de Corse.

Any other sign of Solans’ attainable is the truth that no one has scored extra quickest instances within the class than him this yr (an honour he stocks with Dennis Rådström).

Oliver Solberg

Reality record

Nationality: Swedish
Age: 17
Automotive: Volkswagen Polo GTI R5
WRC begins: 0
WRC debut: N/A
Very best end result: N/A

Wrc.com verdict: Oliver Solberg introduced his arrival within the motorsport international by way of taking the RallyX Nordic identify on the wheel of a 600bhp DS three Supercar closing season. He was once 16. However, as you’d be expecting because the son of 2003 international rally champion Petter, he was once biding his time. Simply ready to start out rallying.

This yr he’s accomplished simply that – and gained 4 of the primary 5 occasions he began in a four-wheel force automotive. He’s gained The usa’s best-known rally and develop into the youngest ever winner within the Eu Championship.

Set to wreck his WRC duck in Wales later this yr, the 17-year-old is already reckoned to be emerging upper and better at the buying groceries lists of group principals across the WRC carrier park.

What do you suppose? Tell us your ideas concerning the game’s emerging younger stars on the WRC’s reliable Fb web page right here.

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