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PWRC: Pre-event press conference - Britain.

Drivers: Andreas Aigner (Mitsubishi) and Juho Hänninen (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.

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