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Rally Australia - Post-event press conference

I think we've touched the summit. We've lost quite a few rallies by such a small margin and to be honest, you don't start to doubt yourself but you keep thinking, when are things going to change, when are you going to get onto the top step. But that's what has been really important - when the whole team sticks together. Everybody's played such a big part to get this result and there's no question it's just the boost we needed, I think at a crucial time with the three events left in Championship. It's fantastic now to put Mikko back in the hunt again and a great job by both these guys in very difficult conditions. You can imagine the huge amount of pressure on the team because all we could do from half way through Friday is basically throw this rally away, so really it's fair play to these two guys that they've managed to keep ahead of the Norwegian and keep the Finns on top.

Q:
Citro├źn could have claimed the Manufacturer's title here in Australia had they sealed a one-two, but now the team have been offered a chance to continue to fight in both Manufacturers' and Drivers' Championships. Can you capitalise on this now?

Malcolm Wilson:
I think we would need a few more results like what we have had here. I have a feeling that that's not going to happen but we've seen what can happen here. Anything's possible if we keep on fighting. We know we can make some improvements and hopefully we will in time for France. Hopefully we can go to France really in a good position.

Q:
You mentioned improvements, what kind of improvements?

Malcolm Wilson:
Just detail things that we learnt from Germany. As we said we've got a test plan and quite a few things we want to try.



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Petter Solberg, PSWRT, 2011 World Rally Championship
Petter Solberg (NOR) Chris Patterson (GBR), Citroen DS3 WRC, Petter Solberg Rallying
Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN) & Malcolm Wilson, Ford Fiesta RS WRC, BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
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Podium, 1st, Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) Jarmo Lehtinen (FIN), Ford Fiesta RS WRC, BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team, 2nd, Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN) Miikka Anttila (FIN), Ford Fiesta RS WRC, BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team, 3rd, Petter Solberg (NOR) Chris Patterson (GBR), Citroen DS3 WRC, Petter Solberg Rallying
Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) Jarmo Lehtinen (FIN), Ford Fiesta RS WRC, BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team

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