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Solberg seeks to benefit from Japanese support

Petter Solberg targets a strong result on Rally Japan
Petter Solberg will hope to benefit from the support of the Japanese fans when the WRC returns to Japan after a year's absence this weekend.

Solberg is a popular figure in Japan thanks to his time with the factory Subaru team and heads into this weekend's event looking to secure his first victory with his own Petter Solberg World Rally Team.

After a difficult weekend in Germany on the last round of the year, Solberg will hope to bounce back to form at the wheel of his Citroen C4 and he said he was looking forward to the event.

“It feels so good finally to back in Japan,” Solberg said after a trip to the capital before the event, “and a couple of days in Tokyo are a perfect way to start the visit. I really enjoyed the time with the Japanese fans.

“Japan is one of my absolute favourites. The atmosphere is quite unique, and I really appreciate all the support we have from Japanese fans. We did a small test on Monday, and I have a good feeling with both the car and the rally. I'm really looking forward to the start on Thursday evening.”


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Fitz - Unregistered

September 08, 2010 12:57 PM

Not as much as we are should you win! I see Hirvonen is moanining on autosport that Petter can test whenever he wants. Maybe someone should point out Petter can only test when he can 'afford' to. Aye Hirvonen. You'll never be liked cos you dads cheque book kept McRae out of a subaru seat in '04 and then when you had a year in the Skoda in 05 McRae could have won Australia but for a suspicious gearbox change f*** up. Come on Petter. I'll be there in France (Travelling from Scotland) to see Yvan in the Xsara as well!!!



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