Rovanpera seeks full-time ride

Peugeot's Harri Rovanpera believes he has what it takes to become world rally champion, but the Finn says he needs a full WRC season to do so

Rovanpera seeks full-time ride

Rovanpera is in his final year of his current contract with Peugeot and is contesting nine gravel rallies this season in a full works 206 WRC. Next year he wants to a full 14-round season, but he says it's too early to talk about leaving the world champions just yet.

"I want all 14 rounds next year," Rovanpera told AUTOSPORT. "I don't see why I can't be world champion, but I need all of the rallies. This doesn't mean I will definitely leave Peugeot at the end of the year, it's too early to say things like that."

Meanwhile Richard Burns has parted company with his Peugeot engineer Jean-Charles Odon. The engineer's replacement is expected to be confirmed in Turkey at the end of this month, but team boss Corrado Provera doesn't see the change as cause for concern.

"The partnership between the engineer and the driver is like the marriage between two people," he told AUTOSPORT. "This marriage has ended in divorce, but it has been a very amicable divorce."

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