Subaru team leader, Petter Solberg has said that he is looking forward to 'turning over a new leaf' next season.

The Norwegian, who lost out to Citroen ace, Sebastien Loeb in the battle for the drivers' championship for the second year running, added that while they have been rather unlucky, the important thing now is to focus on 2006.

"Even if the past season has brought many disappointments," he told his personal website, "I'm far from dissatisfied.

"If we look at the past four years, we've taken one title, and three second places [in the drivers' championship]. We can't complain about such numbers!

"Of course there has been a lot of bad luck the past two years, but we have to let that go now. It should be no surprise that I'm looking forward to the new season. We're turning over a new leaf, and that's exactly what we need now."

As for the season just gone, 'Hollywood' noted that his victory on the Swedish Rally was undoubtedly the highlight.

"The best experience this year was without a doubt Sweden," he continued. "That was my biggest moment this year. I had been longing for that victory for so long. It's almost indescribable to win what's almost my home event, with so many Norwegian supporters there.

"Of the disappointments there was the tragic incident in Wales - and the kangaroo in Australia. These are things I'd rather avoid."


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