31 May 08
Petter and Henning Solberg say that despite going into Sunday’s final day of the Acropolis Rally separated by 36 seconds they will not be fighting each other on tomorrow’s seven stages.
Younger brother Petter, 33, says his main priority is to maintain his steady pace and get his new Impreza WRC2008 to the finish line on its debut event.
“I’ve been trying to drive a bit like Sebastien this weekend; going carefully and taking care of the tyres,” said Petter. “I’m very, very happy that everybody can see the car going so well. It’s a good package, but we’re not yet at the stage where we can beat Sebastien. The most important thing for me tomorrow is to get to the finish. I’m not thinking about anything else.”
Henning, 35, said his Sunday priority was getting his Stobart VK M-Sport Ford to the finish line - hopefully in a podium place.
“I hope and think I can take a podium here in Greece,” said Henning. “We’ve been pushing hard - but not too hard - and trying to avoid all the stones all rally and the strategy has worked well. I have to say I’m very happy for Petter. Of course I want to catch him but I don’t want to risk anything so instead tomorrow I’ll try to stay where I am. It will look better if there are two Solbergs on the podium rather than none. The podium looks nice now and I hope it stays like this.”