Stobart Ford's Matthew Wilson
has vowed to push as hard as possible on the Jordan Rally this week, the latest round in the 2010 World Rally Championship.
Wilson is fired up for the event after his previous outing in Mexico was derailed after an early off on the second day. He now wants to avoid any similar incidents and show the kind of pace that almost saw him snatch fourth last time he took on the Dead Sea-based round.
"Jordan should be a really exciting event and I'm looking forward to going back there. It was a good rally for us the last time and we did a great job until a puncture cost us fourth place on the last day," Wilson recalled.
"The route is pretty similar so we know what we're up against, although it will be interesting once we get out there to see if the recent floods have affected the roads much. We're going from one extreme to the other after the high-altitudes in Mexico to well below sea level in Jordan, but that should mean we don't have the same issues that cost us a bit of power there. We are going to be pushing hard to get as many points as possible for the Stobart
Team-mate Henning Solberg
meanwhile is also keen to do well. The Norwegian was in fine form in Mexico and posted a string of top-three stage times on the second day of the event despite brake problems. Having finished in sixth place there he now wants to play a part in the Ford fight-back and push for a place in the top five.
"I think Jordan will be a good event for us," Henning added. "We found a good setting on the car in Mexico and got into a good rhythm, so we want to continue like that in Jordan. The car was very good so we won't change much about it, but there should be big difference in power from Mexico which will help.
"It will be hard to improve on the fourth place I got the last time I drove there in 2008, but we will try hard to get another good result for the Stobart
team and keep our good run of form going."