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Solberg to sit out Rally Australia

Petter Solberg has revealed that he has elected to miss the next round for the World Rally Championship season in Australia.

The Norwegian has taken the decision not to make the long trip down under in order to focus on preparing for the final two rounds of the season in Spain and Great Britain whilst also giving him time to work on his plans for the 2010 season.

In a short statement issued by the team, team manager Ken Rees said the decision was taken in the best interests of the Citroen privateer outfit as it prepares for the future.

“We decided today that we will not attend the Rally Australia,” he said. “It is our opinion that we will not be competitive enough to challenge for a podium, instead we will use the time to prepare in the best way for the two remaining events, Spain and Wales, and also continue working on our plans for next season.

“We think it is better to put all our effort into preparing for the two last events of the season.”

Solberg currently lies sixth in the championship standings.



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Morkus - Unregistered

August 07, 2009 12:34 AM

A real shame that Petter's not coming to Australia, but understandable given his tight budgetary constraints. Would have been good to have another top level driver competing Down Under! And who cares that Citroen doesnt have a serious road going performance car. It didn't stop Peugeot, Skoda, Suzuki and Hyundai. The sport sorely need more manufacturers in (almost) any machinery!



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