Solberg the latest driver to strike trouble as he follows Latvala's example and crashes out of lead
|By Matt Beer and David Evans||Friday, March 30th 2012, 12:31 GMT|
Petter Solberg has become the latest driver to strike trouble while leading the Rally of Portugal - crashing out and putting Mikko Hirvonen in front.
Ford driver Solberg had only led for one stage after his team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala went off the road amid extremely treacherous wet conditions in Portugal.
Solberg held a 25-second advantage over Citroen driver Hirvonen going into SS6, but slid off and got stuck in a ditch two kilometres from the finish.
Hirvonen now leads by half a minute over Mads Ostberg (Adapta Ford), with Evgeny Novikov (M-Sport Ford) third.