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Petter Solberg column: Victory will come soon

Personally, I think longer endurance style events, like we had in Argentina, are a plus. They add some new – or should that be old! – flavour into the championship and we always need that. Argentina itself was as brilliant as ever. The fans and atmosphere are always great and I don't think you get anything like this on any other event. The steaks are to die for too!

It's off to Greece next and that is another great event. The Acropolis is however, very demanding and very tough, both on man and machine. I will be training hard for it to ensure I am in tip-top shape and ready for the heat.

We have a test planned ahead of the trip there and that should help ensure we are well prepared and ready to do well.

I'm looking forward to it; it is a true classic and I have finished on the podium there five times, including winning in 2004. I feel I can win and I am going to do my best to make sure my next win comes in Greece later this month.


Petter Solberg


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DafyddLarcombe

May 03, 2012 11:05 AM

I do think a win is possible as Greece is a place where you have to be a bit careful and its not necessarily flat out every where in order to win In the past Petter has not had the budget to replace suspension at every service like you need to do in Greece, this is about 40 Grand alone per service x 5 services. Now the Team will just do that as standard Im just worried about the Durability of the suspension arms and steering arms on the Fiesta, so far there have been breakages in places like Portugal and Argentina, Greece will make them look as smooth as a football field by comaparison I cant believe this has still not been addressed by M-Sport, especially with Ford feeling like the may still pull out of the Sport with recent Performance results



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