WRC »

Henning wants change in fortune

Stobart Ford's Henning Solberg is hoping for a change of luck in Poland after the frustration in Greece.

Solberg struggled with the set-up of his car during the recent Acropolis Rally and had his podium challenge ruined on day two when he hit a rock and damaged the suspension on his Focus RS WRC.

Since then though he has been working hard with his engineer on getting his car more to his likening and now he is hopeful he can make a strong start to the eighth round in this year's World Rally Championship, which kicks off on Thursday night.

Furthermore he believes the fact the Mikolajki-based event is new to the WRC could also help him as he bids to take his sixth points finish of the season - and ideally put it on the podium, like he managed in Argentina.

"I'm looking forward to Poland and I enjoy the challenge of a new event," said the Norwegian, who has 21-points in the bag so far.

"As we saw in Greece, events with new stages can mix up the results and it puts the non-factory drivers on a more level ground.

"I think the stages will have a bit of everything so the secret will be adapting to these new conditions as soon as possible and making an accurate set of pacenotes on the recce.

"I've been unlucky with a few events this year so hopefully that will stop now and we can concentrate on the next gravel events."


Tagged as: World Rally , Focus RS WRC

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Henning Solberg (NOR) Cato Menkerud (NOR), Ford Focus RS WRC 08, Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally Team
Henning Solberg (NOR), Ford Focus RS WRC 08, Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally Team
Henning Solberg (NOR), Ford Focus RS WRC 08, Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally Team
Isolde Holderied. Toyota GT86 CS-R3. Rallye Deutschland safety/zero car [Pic credit: Toyota]
Isolde Holderied. Toyota GT86 CS-R3. Rallye Deutschland safety/zero car [Pic credit: Toyota]
Isolde Holderied [Pic credit: Toyota]
Dani Sordo (ESP) Marc Marti (ES), Hyundai I20 WRC, Hyundai Motorsport
Pontus Tidemand (SWE) Emile Axelsson (SWE), Ford Fiesta R5
Pontus Tidemand (SWE) Emile Axelsson (SWE), Ford Fiesta R5, WRC2 winners
Podium
Podium
Podium
Podium
Podium
Thierry Neuville, Nicolas Gilsoul (Hyundai i20 WRC, #7 Hyundai Motorsport)
Thierry Neuville, Nicolas Gilsoul (Hyundai i20 WRC, #7 Hyundai Motorsport)
Thierry Neuville, Nicolas Gilsoul (Hyundai i20 WRC, #7 Hyundai Motorsport)
Thierry Neuville, Nicolas Gilsoul (Hyundai i20 WRC, #7 Hyundai Motorsport)

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.