Subaru World Rally team driver, Mikko Hirvonen is 'hopeful' of finding some more speed this weekend, as the World Rally Championship moves to Greece, for the Acropolis Rally.

Although the Finn has only contested the event once before, he will be keen to score more championship points, while continuing his development programme with the team and gaining further experience of the Impreza WRC2004.

"It was quite difficult in Cyprus and I didn't really find as much speed as I would have liked," said Hirvonen. "But the car felt strong and we tried some new settings during the event, which felt very good indeed.

"While Greece is a similar event to Cyprus in many ways, the stages are faster and a little wider, so I think I'll enjoy driving more there.

"It will definitely be hot, and that can make it tough, but the stages are more flowing. I'll be driving to the same strategy - getting more experience of the event and the car, and hopefully finding some more speed."