Solberg, in a factory Ford Fiesta RS WRC, was in second overall when he crashed out of the all-asphalt event on the first Arena Panzerplatte stage on Saturday. After his team replaced the damaged right-rear corner on the car, Solberg and co-driver Chris Patterson will return to action for Sunday’s final three stages.
“We have the Power Stage and the plan is to keep going and wait for that one,” said Solberg, who is targeting the three bonus points awarded for winning the stage. “I had second fastest time last year, [Sebastien] Loeb was much faster but I have to try.”
Of his exit on Saturday, Solberg added: “There was nothing to gain in that stage, I didn’t do anything crazy, it was just unfortunate. It’s a very difficult stage and it can take you out very quickly. I wasn’t the lucky guy.”
Solberg will restart in 13th position.