WRC » Petter pleased with fourth after troubled weekend

Petter Solberg and co-driver Chris Patterson had to battle against and overcome all manner of dramas on Rally Mexico - making fourth place in the final reckoning a thoroughly acceptable result

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WRC for me - Unregistered

March 08, 2011 2:22 PM

Richard, dont shout too loud. The little Hitlers in Wales will have you standing even further back than we do already. You need Binoculars to see the cars on a weekend that costs me about £800. I mean, I get the cars are fast but standing 300 feet back on a straight section??

Bad luck Petter, he has to be the unluckiest driver there is.


March 09, 2011 1:53 PM

Yes, he has been unlucky for how many years is it now? 5? Yawn. At least he can't be moaning about Loeb and others having so much better cars etc. On the other hand, I wonder what will his excuse be this year in case he won't win.

Don't get me wrong, I like Petter and I wish him that victory and possible fight for a title, he deserves it. But I am still fed up of his last year's "I am fast, I can win and beat the factory guys..." opinion before the race and "factory cars are so much better, it's impossible to beat them for a driver in a private team" after.

Dafydd Larcombe - Unregistered

March 09, 2011 2:56 PM


Petter is understandably Confident because he knows he can beat them all, 5 fastest times, I would say he should feel Robbed after that performance.

This from a Guy who spent the last 3 events of 2010 paying for his Rallying on his Credit Cards. Incase your wondering that about £400.000.00

After years of driving Uncompetetive Subarus he finally has some decent Equipment to drive. I wish him well. He deserves all our support. He is still doing this on a shoe string by comparrison to the Factory Guys.

Im sure a well deserved win is just around the corner, maybe in Portugal with his Road position.


March 09, 2011 5:02 PM

Dafydd - I agree with you and wish him all the best too. I also think he can beat them and also that he was able to beat them also last year but I just don't understand why he just didn't say that he was unlucky, had technical problems, wasn't consistent or fast enough when he didn't manage to win. There is nothing wrong with admitting that, nothing to be ashamed of. His "it is all because of non-factory car" attitude got old at the end.
Either he knows he can really beat them or either he knows it is not possible to beat the factory cars. He cannot have it both ways.

I do hope he will win this year. I have a feeling he just need to prove himself he can win more than he need/want to prove it to his fans or rally fans in general.

Sorry for possible mistakes, English is not my first language.

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