Ford's Petter Solberg has set his sights on getting a strong result on Wales Rally GB.

Solberg will make his 15th start on the event next week, and he has a good record there, having taken four consecutive wins between 2002 and 2005. Furthermore after the disappointment in Germany last time out, when he crashed out after making a mistake in Panzerplatte 1, he will be doubly determined to shine and put in a good performance in his M-Sport-run Fiesta RS WRC car.

"I've been very successful in Britain during my career and it's a rally that suits me. I enjoy the forest tracks because they're fast and a good challenge. You have to use the whole road - and sometimes a bit more - to keep the speed high," said the columnist ahead of the tenth round in the 2012 World Rally Championship.

"Accurate pace notes are important because overhanging branches often prevent a clear view of the road.

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"The earlier date this year will obviously make a difference and I expect the roads will be faster and rougher in places. That could also make it tougher for the tyres.

"The team has worked hard since the last gravel round in Finland to unlock more speed. We were surprised at the pace of that rally and our priority is to ensure we are up there and challenging for a win."