Petter Solberg will hope to go one better than at Loheac when the FIA European Rallycross Championship heads to the Greinbach circuit in Austria this weekend.

The former WRC title winner took second last time out after a race long battle with Andreas Bakkerud in the final and makes the trip to Austria confident about his chances at the wheel of his Citroen DS3.

"Even in Loheac we had problems with the engine, although we still finished second," he said. "So I just need to concentrate on getting a good, clean run through all the heats here, so that we have the best possible chance in the finals. We've been really quick all year but to win you need the consistency as well. And it's down to me too to be sure that I don't make any mistakes.

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"One of the really tough things about rallycross is that each race is so short and sharp, so there's no room to make any mistakes at all. But the car's getting better and we're gaining confidence all the time: we're honestly not far away from that first win now. And I really think that the track here could be good for our car too."

The Norwegian added that the approach going into the weekend would remain the same as it has been at each event so far, with his team seeking to continue improving the Citroen to allow him to challenge at the front.

"There's a bit more gravel than the last round at Loheac in France and it looks like a lot of fun," he said. "Although we haven't had a chance to go testing since the last round, we've made a few small adjustments for this race and I'm looking forward to seeing how they work.

"That's been the story of our year really: as it's been all completely new to us, it's just continual evolution of the car as we go along and here is no different."