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Wales Rally GB: Stobart leg 1 midday report

WALES RALLY GB -- UPDATE AFTER STAGE 4, MYHERIN 1 THE Stobart M-Sport Ford Rally Team pairing of Henning Solberg and Stephane Prevot are seventh after a rain-soaked opening morning of Wales Rally GB. Solberg, at the wheel of his Ford...

WALES RALLY GB -- UPDATE AFTER STAGE 4, MYHERIN 1

THE Stobart M-Sport Ford Rally Team pairing of Henning Solberg and Stephane Prevot are seventh after a rain-soaked opening morning of Wales Rally GB.

Solberg, at the wheel of his Ford Focus RS WRC, admitted the conditions over the first four stages had made it tough going.

"It was just so slippery this morning. I just really need to concentrate and set some faster times this afternoon," said the Norwegian.

Britain's leading FIA World Rally Championship pairing of Matthew Wilson and Scott Martin are ninth overall, the 23-year-old Stobart M-Sport Ford driver battling back after an early error.

"I spun and stalled my engine on the opening stage and couldn't get it restarted. We lost about 20 seconds so it wasn't the best start to my home rally," said Wilson.

Meanwhile new team-mates, three-time Chinese Rally Champion Liu Chao Dong partnered by Anthony McLoughlin, are currently lying 27th overall.

-source: stobart

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Series WRC
Drivers Stéphane Prévot , Henning Solberg , Scott Martin
Teams M-Sport