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Rally Finland: Petter Solberg leg 1 summary

Petter and Chris is second, when the first day here in Finland is completed. Jari-Matti Latvala is leading the rally, but only 9 seconds ahead of Petter. Sebstien Ogier is third, 21 seconds behind Latvala. Mikko Hirvonen rolled on SS4 and had to...

Petter and Chris is second, when the first day here in Finland is completed. Jari-Matti Latvala is leading the rally, but only 9 seconds ahead of Petter. Sebstien Ogier is third, 21 seconds behind Latvala. Mikko Hirvonen rolled on SS4 and had to retire. Henning Solberg was also forced to retire after his car rolled on SS8.

- I'm very happy with the day, says Petter Solberg. - Second in the classification and fastest Citroen is actually better than I expected. I didn't push too much today, it was much more important to stay on the road and not getting any punctures. I did loose some time at the Myhinpaa stage, as I didn't do that stage last year, and it is a really tricky stage, but that was expected. I know I can be much faster, and will push a lot more on tomorrows stages, not only to keep the others behind, but will chase for Latvala also.

This years Rally Finland is held over just two days, and that means two very long days. A total of 147 kms and 10 stages are done today. The car were picked up at Parc Ferme at 0638 this morning, and not parked again before 2130. The rally ends with 8 stages and 162kms Saturday, and we will be at the servicepark from 5am.

-source: petter solberg

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Series WRC
Drivers Petter Solberg , Jari-Matti Latvala , Mikko Hirvonen , Henning Solberg
Teams Citroën World Rally Team