Rovanpera has options for 2004

Harri Rovanpera believes that he will drive a manufacturer car in the 2004 World Rally Championship, though he is widely thought to be out of the picture at current employer Peugeot

Rovanpera has options for 2004

Peugeot is believed to have decided that, in the light of the new third driver rules, Rovanpera will not be offered a 2004 contract. Harri though is sure he still has some good chances.

"I have a number of options," said the 37-year-old Finn. "We're talking to people and making good progress. I think something could be sorted by Rally Australia time."

Rovanpera is lying ninth in this year's title race with just sixteen points. The Finn has just one WRC victory to his name, the Swedish Rally of 2001. This year has been one of retirements and large accidents for Rovanpera.

The new third driver rules state that a manufacturer's third entry may not have scored a WRC podium finish in the last three years. This makes Rovanpera ineligible for a third seat alongside Marcus Gronholm and Richard Burns.

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