Rovanpera Vows to Fight Back

Harri Rovanpera has vowed to bounce back from his gearbox woes to fight for fourth on the final day of the Rally GB tomorrow

Rovanpera Vows to Fight Back

Rovanpera had impressed on the first leg of the rally, comfortably holding third place, in his attempt to score his first podium finish of the season.

However, he lost half a minute on SS12 after losing third gear on his Mitsubishi, dropping to fifth. Peugeot's Marcus Gronholm, recovering from yesterday's brake problems, inherited the position.

Rovanpera now lies in fifth, only seven tenths of a second behind Citroen's Francois Duval.

"We will fight again tomorrow and hopefully take fourth," Rovanpera said. "We could have dropped more time but the nature of SS12 was reasonably kind to us.

"The other problem that normally when you lose a gear you can shift through it, but I had a problem getting third and was worried the whole gearbox would break. But it's been okay and overall we've had two very good days, with this being our only problem."

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