01 Dec 07
BP-Ford's Marcus Grönholm is competing on his 150th and final FIA World Rally Championship event this weekend, Wales Rally GB, before he waves goodbye to the series.
The two-time World Rally champion, six points behind championship rival Sebastien Loeb, is currently hoping to clinch his third drivers' title this weekend. He is currently second overall behind his team-mate Mikko Hirvonen, maintaining a cautious pace in his Ford Focus RS on the tricky conditions of Wales.
"There's no stress and no pressure as I can do nothing but wait and see what happens to Loeb," Gronholm said. "Today and tomorrow are long days but I'm not enjoying driving at a steady pace. There's no plan to push to catch Mikko. It would be stupid for me to do that and make a mistake. My plan is to stay in second. It would be good to win my final rally but that's not my priority - the title is."
Gronholm goes into the penultimate stage of the leg, the second run through Halfway, 44.3 seconds ahead of the Frenchman.