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Torsby, 17 February 2019 - ŠKODA works crew Kalle Rovanperä/Jonne Halttunen (FIN/FIN) experienced mixed emotions during their very first participation in #rally #Sweden (14/02/-17/02/2019). At the second round of the FIA World #rally Championship, they lost all chances of a possible category victory as they had to pay greenhorns' tax for two time-consuming visits to snowbanks. Nevertheless, despite their lack of experience of the fast snow tracks in the Swedish and Norwegian forests, they scored valuable points for second place in WRC 2 Pro. They are also currently second overall in the category standings. Their Finnish compatriots Eerik Pietarinen/Juhana Raitanen had even more of bad luck. They hit a stone during the last stage and had to retire from fourth position with a broken rim.
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