Rally de Portugal - Pre-event press conference

Honestly, Mexico was a disaster. I was only able to go flat out for a single half stage – the one where I put brake fluid into the power steering [to make the power steering work] and I was up on Petter at the split in that stage. But then I lost the brake pipe in the rear. That was the only stage I could go flat out.

What do you think of this rally?

Henning Solberg:
It's a nice rally, but it's also a very tricky rally. It's very narrow and fast.

What's the objective for this year?

Henning Solberg:
To go as fast as possible. Now we have a good car, we had a good shakedown; we had some engine problems, but hopefully they're fixed now. As you can see from this [plain black overalls], I had some problems with sponsors, you can see we don't have the same colours [on the car]. We have a new sponsor for this event here, it's a big challenge this year, but we should get it all sorted.

What's possible for you this year, how's the budget looking?

Henning Solberg:
Honestly, I want to do all of them. Things can happen, but hopefully we can do everything.

Related Pictures

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Henning Solberg (NOR) Ilka Minor (AUS), Ford Fiesta RS WRC ,  M-Sport Stobart Ford World Rally Team
Daniel Oliveira (BRA), Carlos Magalhaes (POR), MINI JOHN COOPER WORKS S2000
Sebastien Ogier (F) Citroen DS3 WRC, Citroen Total World Rally Team
Mikko Hirvonen (FIN), Ford Fiesta RS WRC,  BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team

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