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Wales Rally GB: Petter Solberg preview

We are at the final event of the season, Rally GB in Wales. But not only is it the final event of the 2010 season, it is also a farewell to the WRC cars like we know them today. Sebastien Loeb has already won the 2010 Championship, but we are up...

We are at the final event of the season, Rally GB in Wales. But not only is it the final event of the 2010 season, it is also a farewell to the WRC cars like we know them today. Sebastien Loeb has already won the 2010 Championship, but we are up for a big fight for both second and third. Petter Solberg is 5 points behind Jari-Matti Latvala who is third, and 16 points behind Sebastien Ogier who is second.

- I am so looking forward to this event, says Petter Solberg. - And I can promise you all it will be a thriller from the start. When we started the season we decided to go for a podium in the Championship, and the fact that we actually have a chance is a great payback for all the hard work we have done through the year. We did 160kms of testing earlier this week, and I'm sure we now have enough data to get the best grip on the stages.

Service-park and Headquarter is based in Cardiff, at the Millenium Centre. The Petter Solberg World Rally Team is based with the other manufacturers at Roald Dahls Plass. A big Christmas-tree, given to Cardiff from their friendship county in Norway, had to be removed to give us the space. The Christmas tree will be back after the rally.

Shakedown will be run Wednesday evening, as it had to be moved from its originally place to the new super special venue, due to a tree-disease. Rally GB is a gravel-rally, but Shakedown and the spectator-stage will be run on asphalt. The new opening stage on Thursday is a brand new stage, but the rest of the weekend is pretty much the same, classical stages as we know them. Gravel roads, lots of trees, rain, mud and fog. All good ingredients to make this an exciting event.

Rally GB starts with a Super Special on Thursday evening at 1930 (local time).

-source: petter solberg

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Series WRC
Drivers Petter Solberg , Sébastien Loeb , Jari-Matti Latvala , Sébastien Ogier