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Petter Solberg column: Baumholder bites!

It has a great atmosphere, enjoyable stages and unique challenges. All but one of the 15 stages was run in a new configuration this year and it certainly made the rally a little bit different. However, once we had recced the stages and got used to them being in the opposite direction to usual, it wasn't too much of a problem.

Now our focus switches to Wales Rally GB and I cannot wait. Rally GB has always been one of my favourite events on the calendar, and it will be interesting to see how different the conditions are there this year with it being held in September rather than November.

We are not sure at this stage however, how much of a difference that will make. The roads may be drier and faster with the rally being earlier in the year, but we won't really know until we get out there on the recce and see what the weather is like. I hear the British summer hasn't been very good, so it may still be very wet and muddy! It was nice and sunny when I was over in the UK recently for Rallyday 2012 at Castle Combe (great event, by the way), but who knows what it will be doing in a few weeks' time in Wales...

We will be testing before the trip to Cardiff and the principal goal will be to perfect the set-up we will run there.

I have won Wales Rally GB more times than any other event in the WRC, and I cannot tell you how determined I am to add another victory to that tally this year. I have only one target – and that is to win.

Until next time,

Petter Solberg


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