Third for Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson in Rally Bulgaria.
A great weekend has come to an end for the Petter Solberg World Rally Team here in Bulgaria, with a fantastic third place in the rally. This was the first rally this season on tarmac, and with a new codriver the
team is very happy with the result.
- This feels so great, says Petter Solberg. - Two weeks ago we didn't even have a codriver, so being at the podium today feels like a big achievement. What Chris has done this weekend is absolutely amazing, and being on the podium is a big bonus. The car has worked perfectly during the rally and the team has made a great effort in getting us where we are today. It makes me really proud when our little private team is able to actually have a proper fight with the big manufacturers.Sebastien Loeb
won rally Bulgaria, and Dani Sordo ended second. Another Citroen-driver, Sebastien Ogier, ended fourth, making it 4 Citroen C4's in the top 4. A total of 13 stages have been competed in Bulgaria, and Petter and Chris set the fastest time on 5 of the 13 stages.
Codriver Chris Patterson was also awarded the "Abu Dhabi Spirit of the Rally" Award for his great effort in Rally Bulgaria.
- I am so happy today, says Chris Patterson. - Who would have thought this? Two weeks ago I were at home reading the Sunday news, and today I am at the podium in a WRC-event. And on top of that, I've got the "Spirit of the rally" award. It is absolutely fantastic.
Tomorrow morning the Petter Solberg World Rally Team heads home, and start preparing for the next event on the championship calendar, Rally Finland 29 - 31 July 2010.