01 Feb 08
"I really like it in Sweden because we have some great memories here," said Galli. "In 2005 I was fighting for the top two or three places before we had a mechanical problem and then in 2006 we only just missed out on a podium finish. I really like driving sideways and I think this is why I really like driving on snow and is the reason we have gone quite well here in the past. I hope maybe we can produce some more good results this year and perhaps challenge for a podium once again. I am still learning about the new car and the team and this year I must do what is best for my team but we will see; hopefully it will be another successful snow rally for me."
Britain's Matthew Wilson, who turned 21 on 31 January, will be looking for a belated gift next week as he tackles the icy Swedish roads for the third time in his career. Wilson and co-driver Scott Martin will be looking for another solid result after bringing their car home tenth in Monte-Carlo last week.
"Now I have a full WRC event under my belt with the '07 car and Scott as my new co-driver I'm really looking forward to Sweden and to see what we can produce there," said Wilson. "It's definitely one of my more favoured events because of the incredible high speeds we are able to travel at on the ice packed roads. Last year was unfortunate with what happened in the extremely cold temperatures so this time round getting to the finish is priority and hopefully a good result can follow suit."