Drivers: Andreas Aigner (Mitsubishi) and Juho H?nninen (Mitsubishi).

Press conference.

Q:
Andreas, it's been a great season for you but now you go into the final round six points behind Juho. Even if you win the event Juho could still take the title; what is your plan for the weekend?

Andreas Aigner:
The situation at the moment was my own fault so the only thing I can do is to be in the top three to have a possible shot at the title. The only thing I can do is to push and see what happens.

Q:
You didn't compete in Japan and obviously had to watch from the sidelines to see how Juho would do. What did that feel like?

AA:
It was not easy! At the start I decided to go to sleep and not watch but in the end I was on the computer all night! There was nothing I could do so I just have to do my best here.

Q:
The last time we saw you in competition was in New Zealand which was in September, quite a while ago. Will you be a bit rusty this weekend?!

AA:
This is the first rally for a while. We did a two day test in Austria and the confidence is starting to come back. But a rally is so different from a test and there will be some surprises tomorrow, that's for sure.

Q:
The weather could make it very difficult this weekend, with possible ice and fog. How confident are you at driving in those conditions?

AA:
I think for me it is good when it is wet and slippy. It was like that in Argentina and I was good. But these weather conditions are very hard because when the fog is coming some drivers get it and some don't. The conditions change so quickly. Like Juho said it is difficult with remote servicing when you can only carry so much spare parts.

Q:
And what of next year? Is anything sorted for 2009?

AA:
For the moment I don't know and at the moment I am fully concentrating on Rally GB. I am not even thinking of winning the Championship this weekend but if I do I hope it helps for the future.

Q:
What have your highlights been this year?

AA:
For me all three wins are the highlights. I made a few mistakes in Sweden and New Zealand but that's the difference between Juho and me. When he made mistakes he came again in the points in the SupeRally system - and that has been the biggest difference in our teams.

Q:
Juho, you have the advantage points wise going into this event, leading Andreas by six. You don't have to win this event to be crowned Champion, what will be your approach this weekend?

Juho H?nninen:
It depends a lot on Aigner's speed and what he will do on the Friday and Saturday. We will start normally and maybe it will be better like that.

Q:
You have had more recent outings in the car the Andreas and better results at this event in previous years. Does that make you feel a bit more confident?

JH:
I am quite confident now. We have a good set up in the car and in Japan we drove in very slippy conditions and we did that rally with very few mistakes, so I am hoping we can drive like that over here.

Q:
For this year Wales has brought back some classic stages but some long road sections to get to them and just a remote service. You will have to be cautious maybe as to how you handle your car. With a remote service there's not a lot you can do if you have a big problem?

JH:
Exactly. A whole day of long stages with only 15 minutes remote service is a big pressure. We have quite a lot of spare parts in the car because the stages are quite demanding with the ice. You cannot make any mistakes. It will be a long and demanding day. I like the route and especially the stages tomorrow as they are quite fast.

Q:
How much would it mean to you to be crowned Champion this weekend?

JH:
Good question! I don't know. I am not thinking about that yet - we will see.

Q:
We hear the conditions on the stages are the toughest drivers have seen for many years, what do you think?

JH:
The recce was very hard with so much snow and ice on the stages. I am hoping it will have melted a little bit if there is still ice anything could happen.

Q:
What have your highlights been this year?

JH:
For me it was Rally Finland. During the whole event I was wanting to win the rally but not make mistakes and losing points. In the end I managed to win, so for me that was the highlight.

Q:
What about next year? What are your plans?

JH:
We will see. There is a long time before the new season so we will see what happens. I hope that I will drive something.

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