Henning Solberg has said that he will do his best to get good points on the Rally Japan next week when he re-joins the Munchi's Ford World Rally Team for the fifth - and final - time this year.

Henning is looking forward to getting back onto gravel after the two asphalt events in Spain and France and while he has only done the event once before, he took a brilliant third place finish in 2007.

Now the Norwegian would dearly love to repeat that although Rally Japan 2008 is very much a question mark as it has moved to an all-new precinct, with the event based in and around the bustling city of Sapporo, which is the biggest city on the north island of Hokkaido.

"I was on the podium in Japan last year and I would love to be on it again in 2008. I like the type of stages there were in Obihiro and I hope these will be similar in Sapporo," he noted.

"Last time I was on gravel was in New Zealand and we won seven stages - that was more than Sebastien [Loeb] and he won the rally!

"I hope the setup of the Focus from New Zealand will work as well in Japan and then for sure we can be pushing for a podium.

"Japan is a great place for rallying, especially all the fans there and last year I discovered Sushi, this is the proper stuff. I will try my best for some good points here because I can still move up a place in the championship and also the Munchi's want to stay in front of Suzuki so I will do my best to help add some good points to their team's tally."

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