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No sour grapes over Loeb's retirement

Petter Solberg explains the reasons behind his bizarre exit from Rally France, which included knocking down a telegraph pole and charging blind through a vineyard, and tells why his Ford Fiesta's speed made this all particularly frustrating

Congratulations Sebastien Loeb. Much as I have hated losing to him for the last nine years, we have to say well done for what he has achieved.

In some ways, it will be really sad to see him go next year. But, and I'm sorry to say this because it sounds a bit hard on him, it will open up the championship again in 2013.

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