Drivers: Marcus Gronholm (Peugeot), Markko Martin (Ford), Sebastien Loeb (Citroen), Petter Solberg (Subaru) and Kristian Sohlberg (Mitsubishi).

Press conference:

Marcus [Gronholm], the weather is currently warm and the snow is melting, will these conditions make the event more difficult?

Marcus Gronholm:
No, but it will be more difficult for the tyres. I am confident about this event, but with the new car this year we will just have to wait and see.

Markko [Martin], how do you feel about this event?

Markko Martin:
It is good fun and it's high speed - one of my favourites.

Sebastian [Loeb], what were conditions like in the shakedown?

Sebastien Loeb:
It wasn't so bad in spite of the weather. There was gravel of course but not so bad.

Petter [Solberg], how have you changed your driving style for this event?

Petter Solberg:
Mainly by being more aggressive. However once this one is over I will be back to being Mr Smooth again! I have a good feeling about this event. It was similar conditions when Subaru and Pirelli won the last time, back in 1997.

Kristian [Sohlberg], Sweden marks your first appearance with the 'new' Mitsubishi Motors Motor Sport team. What are your targets?

Kristian Sohlberg:
My goal is to finish the rally.

What does it mean to you to have Tommi Makinen's former co driver, Kaj Lindstrom, by yout side?

Kaj has brought some good things from Tommi and his experience is a real help.



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