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Petter Solberg to sit out the 2013 WRC season

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Strider

December 04, 2012 3:52 PM

As much as I love Petter he made far too many mistakes in 2012, he seemed to have an incident or crash out at every rally. Hopefully he can gather some funds to do something in 2013, he's a real fan favourite.

separated

December 04, 2012 4:15 PM

@ Runnah

Petter might've been a great driver, but he is NOT anymore.

Um, the C4 is not used anymore, you think he has to cheat to have any chance of winning rallies?

Facts are facts: Ostberg beat him despite Mads being in a non-factory car in a non-factory team whilst missing skipping two rallies. Ostberg even managed to to win a rally.

Unless Solberg somehow shows himself worthy of another factory WRC seat, his career is over.

runnah - Unregistered

December 04, 2012 4:21 PM

C4/DS3 You know what I mean.

He was stuck with crappy cars for a good portion of his career. He never really had the chance to shine in a decent car. Mads is great on gravel where as Petter can handle both.

Taz

December 04, 2012 4:21 PM

I'm sure he's already said he wouldn't do his own team thing again, hence the drive for free offer, just give me a car.

I think the performances in the Xzara were some of his best.

i like green - Unregistered

December 04, 2012 5:55 PM

Ostberg is without doubt a talented driver, but like the rest of the playstation generation, is as dull as dishwater. the WRC needs characters like Petter and Marcus Gronholm. I also believe whilst the cars are fast, they are not exciting and bear little resemblance to the road cars, therefore losing their appeal.Remember how many Impreza and Evo,s used to be seen in spectator car parks? Not many people will be rushing out to buy a Fiesta or DS3 to be like their hero.

RW - Unregistered

December 04, 2012 6:11 PM

Feeling generous you could blame Peter's crashes on trying to be faster then his car allowed. It would mean more consistent driver knowing his place would have a chance to beat him.
But TBH I am not sure about it as Peter crashed in every race I bothered to check sometimes even saying he was not pushing at the time. And his crazy run through the field was just a sign of desperation I guess.
Nice guy but he might be done.

On another note WRC is quite pointless for some time already. The whole idea to get away from groups A and N and making a fake WRC cars which you cannot even dream about buying made the whole thing not appealing. Me and many people I know stopped following Rallies about that time and WRC is dying because of that. It's beyond me why not to get back to group A so your Impreza STi or EVO RS could be as close as possible to a rally version and actually mean something. Manufacturers mostly voted to quit the circus so what's the point?

MKD - Unregistered

December 04, 2012 7:31 PM

The cars are Fiesta, DS3 and Polo for one and only reason, the price. They are the cheapest way to meet the current regulations about WRC car.
Maybe Petter will get things sorted for some individual rallies but I don't think he'll ever run his own team again. We must admit that this year his performances were far from satisfactory. Ostberg has absolutely deserved his MSport seat.

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