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Petter Solberg eager to keep scoring, eyes 'clean run'

21 May 2012


Ford's Petter Solberg has said he will be looking to keep the points coming on the Acropolis Rally this week.

Solberg battled back to finish sixth in Argentina last time out, maintaining a run that has seen him score points on every single event so far this season, something that leaves him as Sebastien Loeb's principal challenger in the race for the 2012 WRC drivers' title, 18 points adrift in second.

'Hollywood' will now be keen to cut that deficit and as he revealed in his exclusive post-Argentina column on Crash.net - CLICK HERE, if you missed it - he will be doing his utmost to win this weekend, just like he managed in Greece back in 2004.

“It's the roughest round of the season, but we'll see if it proves to be the toughest,” said Solberg, who has eleven Acropolis starts under his belt. “There are many big rocks in Greece and that's what makes the rally so tricky.

“I learned a lot about rough road driving when Kenya's Safari Rally was part of the championship, and that's useful for Greece. You have to be smart with your driving in this type of event.

“The rough roads and heat are also hard for the tyres. But Michelin's tyres have been strong this year so I'm confident they'll be good here also.

“I had some bad luck on the last two rounds, but still scored good championship points after driving at 110 per cent to climb back up the order.

“Hopefully I can have a clean run and keep the points coming,” concluded the 2003 World Rally champion.


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