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Rally Finland: Petter Solberg final leg summary

Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson 4th in Rally Finland. - It has been a good rally, and though I am disappointed that I lost my podium, it has been good fun to drive this weekend and to fight with the big teams, says Petter Solberg. - I...

Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson 4th in Rally Finland.

- It has been a good rally, and though I am disappointed that I lost my podium, it has been good fun to drive this weekend and to fight with the big teams, says Petter Solberg. - I really tried to keep Loeb behind me, but I lost too much time on the stages that I didn't drive last year. You need to experience them to be able to drive them fast. It has been a good close fight both days, the car was perfect and the stages and the atmosphere here fantastic, so - yes, it really has been a good weekend!

After two long days with rallying, Petter and Chris finished Rally Finland today in 4th place. Jari-Matti Latvala won, while Sebastien Ogier ended 2nd. At the end of the day, Sebastien Loeb managed to pass Petter Solberg in the overall classification and ended 3rd. Mikko Hirvonen and Henning Solberg both rolled on the first day, and were forced to retire. Kimi Raikkonen also went off the road yesterday, but managed to continue, but lost almost 9 minutes.

Petter Solberg won the first stage that was held on Thursday evening, and started the first proper day as the leader. He ended the first day in second position, and another stage win, just seconds behind Latvala. Today there was a close fight on almost all the stages for the third, between Petter and Loeb. At SS16 Loeb managed to pass Petter, and they ended up with only a 4 seconds gap between them.

The 4th place this weekend adds another 12 points for Petter in the Championship, and he is now 4th in the overall classification. Next event is Rally Germany, 20 - 22 August 2010.

-source: petter solberg

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Series WRC
Drivers Kimi Raikkonen , Petter Solberg , Sébastien Loeb , Jari-Matti Latvala , Mikko Hirvonen , Henning Solberg , Chris Patterson , Sébastien Ogier