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Rally Portugal: Petter Solberg final leg summary

Petter Solberg and Phil Mills 5th in Rally Portugal. Petter Solberg and Phil Mills ended 5th in Rally Portugal 2010. After 18 stages and three though days, Sebastien Ogier won the event with Sebastien Loeb second. Dani Sordo ended third and ...

Petter Solberg and Phil Mills 5th in Rally Portugal.

Petter Solberg and Phil Mills ended 5th in Rally Portugal 2010. After 18 stages and three though days, Sebastien Ogier won the event with Sebastien Loeb second. Dani Sordo ended third and Hirvonen fourth.

- At the moment I'm really disappointed, admits Petter Solberg. - I was really hoping for a better result this weekend. But we had too many tyre-problems and with the steering-issue this morning I just lost too much time. In addition we had that incident inside the stadium, which also cost us seconds. But we have been on the same pace as the other drivers, so in general we are satisfied with the result. We will go home now and start preparing for the tarmac in Bulgaria, which will be an interesting rally - the C4 is a perfect car on tarmac, says Petter Solberg.

Petter and Phil started the day third, but a problem with the steering cost them a lot of seconds on the two first stages of the day. They also lost seconds, and the fourth place, on an incident on the last stage inside the Algarve Stadium.

Sebastien Loeb is still leading the championship with 126 points, and Petter Solberg is fifth with 63 points.

There will be a small break in the championship now; next event is Rally Bulgaria 9 - 11. July 2010.

-source: petter solberg

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Series WRC
Drivers Petter Solberg , Sébastien Loeb , Sébastien Ogier