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WIlson to SupeRally

The Stobart Vk M-Sport team has confirmed that Matthew Wilson will restart on day two of the Acropolis Rally after the Briton was forced out of the opening day in Greece on just the second stage.

Wilson was forced to retire after losing oil pressure on the second stage, which led to him calling it a day to avoid damaging the engine. With the team having had chance to examine and repair the car, he will now SupeRally on Saturday in an effort to try and score manufacturer points towards the team's title tally.

“It's very disappointing to have to retire on only the second stage,” he said. “We had a good recce and shakedown and felt really up for the challenge that this rally throws at us so it's unfortunate to be out so early.

“The first stage was difficult but it felt really good. It's good news that we're able to restart tomorrow and it will be useful to get experience of the stages for future years. There isn't much we can do about our position but you never know, we could still score some manufacturer points.”

Team-mate Henning Solberg dropped time on the opening stage of the day with brake issues but battled his way up the order to overnight in fifth, despite admitting he wasn't totally at ease with his car.

“I've just been driving today,” he said. “I don't have a wonderful feeling with the car and there was no chance to make any changes as there was no main service today so we were limited in what we could do.

“My times have not been great and it's not been my best day. Tomorrow will be better and we've got a good road position. The stages tomorrow are more difficult so I want to stay out of trouble, avoid any problems and improve on my position overall.”


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