Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson - third in Sweden.
Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson are third after the first day of Rally Sweden is finished. Mads Шstberg is the overnight leader, while Mikko Hirvonen is second. Sebastien Loeb is ninth in the overall classification. A lot of snow on the stages, benefitted the late starters today, and did not make it easy for those in front. Petter were also given a 10 seconds penalty for being one minute late in to the time control after the midday service. A last minute adjustment on the rear of the car caused them a delay leaving the servicearea.
- I am very pleased with the day and our third in the overall classification, says Petter Solberg. - Too bad with the 10 second penalty, and the misting problem on the two final stages. I planned to be a bit on the safe side today, as I am still learning to know the car, so I'm actually surprised to finish third. We will do some changes in the set up now, and hopefully go even better tomorrow.
Rally Sweden continues with 9 stages on Saturday. First car will be on the road from 0800.
-source: petter solberg