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Solberg: Of course, I am going for a podium

Petter Solberg: Greece will be another tough event. But I'm confident that both the car and the driver are up for it! The stages in Greece are really hard on the car, and with only a remote service on Friday you have to avoid hitting trouble.

Petter Solberg reckons tyre wear could be a 'big issue' on the Acropolis Rally this weekend.

The Citroen privateer was unlucky not to be able to challenge for the victory in Argentina last time out with his hopes dashed by a power steering failure at the close of day two.

However he still had plenty to be pleased about and in addition to taking fourth, he also scooped three extra points for the Power Stage win and got the 'Abu Dhabi Spirit of the Rally' award for his 400th stage win on the Friday.

Now he will be eager to add to his trophy collection and the Norwegian has confirmed he will definitely be pushing for another top-three – something he has only managed once this season, when he was third on Rally d'Italia Sardgena.

He does however, have a good record in Greece and in ten appearances has got on the rostrum numerous times – taking a victory in 2004, as well as second place finishes in 2008 and in 2001 and third places in 2007 and in 2003.

“Greece will be another tough event,” said 'Hollywood'. “But I'm confident that both the car and the driver are up for it!

“The stages in Greece are really hard on the car, and with only a remote service on Friday you have to avoid hitting trouble. Tyre wear will also be a big issue during the weekend.

“I have so many great memories from earlier events in Greece, so I'm happy we are back here this year and of course, I am aiming for the podium!” summed-up the 2003 World Rally champion.


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Petter Solberg (NOR) Chris Patterson (GBR), Citroen DS3 WRC, Petter Solberg Rallying
Petter Solberg (NOR) Chris Patterson (GBR), Citroen DS3 WRC, Petter Solberg Rallying
Petter Solberg (NOR) Chris Patterson (GBR), Citroen DS3 WRC, Petter Solberg Rallying
Petter Solberg (NOR) Chris Patterson (GBR), Citroen DS3 WRC, Petter Solberg Rallying
Petter Solberg (NOR) Chris Patterson (GBR), Citroen DS3 WRC, Petter Solberg Rallying
Petter Solberg, PSWRT, Citroen C4 WRC, 2011

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Taz - Unregistered

June 14, 2011 9:03 PM

Yeah but it won't happen, Loeb again while we all fall asleep at what's becoming another predictable season apart from the odd challenge from the fords



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