Cyprus : Subaru World Rally Team - Finish
After the time loss of the previous two days, the Subaru World Rally Team's focus for the final Leg turned to testing and development work for forthcoming events.
Petter Solberg maintained his overnight seventh position throughout
most of the day, however an impact with a rock on the racing line on the last stage of the day dropped him back down to eighth overall. Chris Atkinson had a steady drive throughout the day to finish the event in ninth position.Petter Solberg
“For sure we came here to try and get a better result than this, but for the time loss on Friday we would have finished a lot higher. We still have much work to do on the car over the next few events, and we are all pushing so hard to get back and start fighting again.”Chris Atkinson
“Until we went off the road last night, we were running in the top five, which is a better indicator of where we are at the moment.
Today we have been driving to take no risks and do our job and get the car to the end of the rally, not risking it for Rally Turkey.”Richard Taylor, Managing Director
“We have been realistic in our approach to this weekend and knew that, with the car we have at the moment, Cyprus was going to be a very difficult rally. What we have seen over the past three days confirms that. The drivers have done an excellent job throughout the weekend despite the handling and it is now our job to refocus on our test and development in order to try and improve the package over the next four rallies.”
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