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Rally Portugal: Petter Solberg preview

This week we head out to Portugal and the 6th event of the 2010 Championship. 18 gravel stages are waiting to be contested in the Algarve region, and service park is based just outside the Algarve Stadium. Petter Solberg World Rally Team will be...

This week we head out to Portugal and the 6th event of the 2010 Championship. 18 gravel stages are waiting to be contested in the Algarve region, and service park is based just outside the Algarve Stadium. Petter Solberg World Rally Team will be in Faro from tomorrow, Saturday, and starts the preparations with a small test on Sunday.

- Our car is rebuilt from New Zealand and we are now ready to start in Portugal, says Petter Solberg. - Being 5th on the road from the start, gives us a good starting position and we plan to make the most of it. We didn't finish in New Zealand the way we wanted, but during the rally we definitely showed that we are able to fight with the big teams.

Petter Solbergs Citroen C4 were air freighted back from New Zealand and arrived in France a week ago. The guys at our workshop have worked hard to rebuild the car for Portugal, and yesterday it was loaded onto our trailer bound for Portugal.

A total of 75 crews from 33 nations are on the entry list for Rally de Portugal. The rally gets underway with a super special on the Algarve Stadium on Thursday evening and also ends with the same super special on Sunday. Petter and Phil has some good results from Portugal, they ended 4th in 2009 and 2nd in 2007. Sebastien Loeb won in Portugal both in 2009 and 2007.

Rally de Portugal starts with a super special Thursday 27 of May in the evening.

-source: petter solberg

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Series WRC
Drivers Petter Solberg , Sébastien Loeb
Teams Citroën World Rally Team