05 Feb 08
Despite a points-winning eighth place in Monte Carlo, twenty-seven year old P-G Andersson is refusing to make any ambitious predictions ahead of his home rally in Sweden.
Andersson comes from the village of Argang, around 100 kilometres from the stages of the Swedish Rally, and has started approximately 60 events in his homeland since starting his career in 1999. Armed with local knowledge of the specialist winter conditions, Andersson could well be one of the big surprises of round two.
As well as being a two-time Junior Champion, Andersson was also the Swedish Super 1600 champion in 2003 and 2004 and has tackled the event four times before - winning the S1600 class in 2006.
“Scoring a drivers’ point in Monte Carlo has given me a real boost going into my home rally, and I’m feeling quite confident,” said Andersson. “But of course it will be harder to get a good result in Sweden than it was in Monte Carlo, as there will be more local experts and also a higher number of entries. If we can finish in the top-10, that would be a great result. I think there should be enough ice on the stages to find good grip, but if there is not so much snow then the speeds will be even faster than usual. Whatever happens, I’m looking forward to it.”
Read more about Suzuki’s preparations in the preview notes feature.