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Bulgaria Rally: Petter Solberg leg 1 summary

Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson with a fantastic first day in Bulgaria. 4 stages done in Bulgaria, and Petter and Chris are third in the overall classification, only 38 seconds off the lead. Sebastien Loeb, who has been fastest on all today's...

Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson with a fantastic first day in Bulgaria.

4 stages done in Bulgaria, and Petter and Chris are third in the overall classification, only 38 seconds off the lead. Sebastien Loeb, who has been fastest on all today's stages, is leading the rally, and Dani Sordo is second. Sebastien Ogier overshot a junction on SS3 and dropped from second and is now sixth. Kimi Raikkonen, who was fifth in the overall classification, went off the road on SS4.

- It's been a fantastic day today, and I'm very happy with third, says Petter Solberg. And also I am very impressed with my new codriver. After 10k's into the first stage, he was already up to the pace. We lost some time on SS4 when the rear right tyre went off the rim, and I think we would have been closer to Sordo if that didn't happened. This is also only my second event in a C4 on tarmac, first one were in Spain 2009, so it is a lot of new aspects this weekend.

Rally Bulgaria continues with 6 more stages Saturday. First car will be on the road from 0743 (local time).

-source: petter solberg

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Series WRC
Drivers Kimi Raikkonen , Petter Solberg , Sébastien Loeb , Chris Patterson , Sébastien Ogier