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Q&A: Petter Solberg - EXCLUSIVE.

We know it is fast and smooth. We know the roads are nice, although of course second time through things will be rougher. We will see.

Q:
How have you found it switching from Pirelli tyres to BFGoodrich?

PS:
It is working well and we don't have any major problems. We [Phil Mills – my co-driver and I] don't have any choices with these things and we just follow what the team is doing. I am just the driver and that is it.

Q:
There is a one month gap between Portugal and Argentina, how helpful will that be in terms of working on the new car?

PS:
Well we have some more testing and we will have some new things for Portugal. We will see after this rally what more we need to do in the details and hopefully the gap [to Ford and Citroen] will come down.

Q:
What realistically is the target for you this year now?

PS:
What is realistic? Well obviously we have to try not to panic, since we lost a lot of points in Mexico. There is a gap of 24 points up there to the leader but you can lose a rally very quickly. Hopefully if I can win some rallies soon and a couple of the guys retire we will be back in it again. Then, hopefully I can tell you we will fight for the championship later this year.

Q:
There is still a long way to go isn't there - 12 events, that must be a big plus point?

PS:
Of course, but lets take it rally by rally, step by step and then take a real look at everything halfway through the season. Hopefully then we can give it a big shot for the championship.


Related Pictures

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Petter Solberg (NOR) / Phil Mills (GBR), Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2006. Swedish Rally, 8-11th February 2007.
Petter Solberg (NOR) / Phil Mills (GBR), Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2007. Rally Mexico, 8-11th March 2007.
Petter Solberg (NOR) / Phil Mills (GBR), Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2007. Rally Mexico, 8-11th March 2007.
12.02.2017 - 1st place Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN)-Miikka Anttila (FIN) Toyota Yaris WRC, Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT, 2nd place Ott Tanak (EAU)-Martin Jarveoja (EST),Ford Fiesta WRC, M‐Sport World Rally Team and 3rd place Sébastien Ogier (FRA)-Julien Ingrassia (FRA) Ford Fiesta WRC, M‐Sport World Rally Team
12.02.2017 - 1st place Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN)-Miikka Anttila (FIN) Toyota Yaris WRC, Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT, 2nd place Ott Tanak (EAU)-Martin Jarveoja (EST),Ford Fiesta WRC, M‐Sport World Rally Team and 3rd place Sébastien Ogier (FRA)-Julien Ingrassia (FRA) Ford Fiesta WRC, M‐Sport World Rally Team
12.02.2017 - Pontus Tidemand (SWE) Skoda Fabia R5 WRC2, Skoda Motorsport
12.02.2017 - Pontus Tidemand (SWE)-Jonas Andersson (SWE) Skoda Fabia R5 WRC2, Skoda Motorsport
12.02.2017 - Pontus Tidemand (SWE)-Jonas Andersson (SWE) Skoda Fabia R5 WRC2, Skoda Motorsport
12.02.2017 - Podium WRC 2, 1st place Pontus Tidemand (SWE)-Jonas Andersson (SWE) Skoda Fabia R5 WRC2, Skoda Motorsport, 2nd place Teemu SUNINEN (FIN) - Mikko MARKKULA (FIN) Ford Fiesta R5, M‐Sport World Rally Team and 3rd place Ole Christian VEIBY (NOR) - Stig Rune SKJÆRMOEN (NOR) Skoda Fabia R5, Printsport
12.02.2017 - WRC 2, Pontus Tidemand (SWE)-Jonas Andersson (SWE) Skoda Fabia R5 WRC2, Skoda Motorsport race winner
12.02.2017 - Henning Solberg (NOR)- Ilka Minor (AUT) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
12.02.2017 - Mads Ostberg (NOR)-Ola Floene (NOR) Ford Fiesta WRC, M‐Sport World Rally Team
12.02.2017 - Mads Ostberg (NOR)-Ola Floene (NOR) Ford Fiesta WRC, M‐Sport World Rally Team
12.02.2017 - Mads Ostberg (NOR)-Ola Floene (NOR) Ford Fiesta WRC, M‐Sport World Rally Team
12.02.2017 - Juho Hanninen (FIN)-Kaj Lindstrom (FIN) Toyota Yaris WRC, Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
12.02.2017 - Juho Hanninen (FIN)-Kaj Lindstrom (FIN) Toyota Yaris WRC, Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
12.02.2017 - Juho Hanninen (FIN)-Kaj Lindstrom (FIN) Toyota Yaris WRC, Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
12.02.2017 - Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN)-Miikka Anttila (FIN) Toyota Yaris WRC, Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT race winner

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