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Wales Rally GB: Petter Solberg leg 2 summary

Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson are going for victory in Wales, and the fight for podiums in the Championship continues. After fantastic driving here in Wales today, Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson is second in the overall...

Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson are going for victory in Wales, and the fight for podiums in the Championship continues.

After fantastic driving here in Wales today, Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson is second in the overall classification, only 4,8 seconds behind the leader; Sebastien Loeb. Mikko Hirvonen is third and Jari-Matti Latvala is fourth. Sebastien Ogier started the day in third position, but went off the road on the first stage of the day and were forced to retire with a damaged roll-cage.

- It's been good fun today, says Petter Solberg. - I have really enjoyed the driving and the battle for seconds. The car has been working perfectly all day, and it's only my two spins that have made me loose time. Will give it all for a win here tomorrow, and being second on the road is not so bad, as I can run on Loebs splits.

Two stages run twice is on the itinerary for tomorrow, and a total of 76 competitive kilometres. The first stage, Resolfen, is a stage used before, but not in this direction. Margam Park is also a classic, and the same place where Petter became World Champion in 2003. Tomorrow he has another chance to be on the podium, and if he does, he will be the first privateer ever to win a WRC-event. First car will be on the road from 0747 (local time).

-source: petter solberg

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