Solberg predicts title thriller

Petter Solberg says the final round of the World Rally Championship, the Wales Rally GB will be "a thriller". The Subaru driver is just a point behind Carlos Sainz and Sebastien Loeb, who are tied at the top of the championship table. Richard Burns is four points off the lead but still in with a shout

Solberg predicts title thriller

"A thriller is what we are hoping for," said Solberg. "Sebastien is very good on gravel, Carlos is a clever guy and Richard will be very hungry. I'll be trying very, very hard. It won't be easy."

Solberg stayed in the hunt with a charge to fifth place in Catalunya on Sunday in the rain: "It's a long time since I've been so happy with fifth place. It's setup a fantastic finale in Wales."

Loeb is also sure the last round will be exciting, despite losing on the final stage in Spain's bizarre finish: "I won't pretend I was pleased to be beaten on the final stage in Catalunya," said Loeb. "But I had to be there at the end, and now I have taken the lead in the championship.


"Everything will be decided in Wales, just as could have been predicted since Corsica. I don't intend to give up!"

"You can count on us to defend these positions relentlessly in Wales," added Citroen team boss Guy Fréquelin. "We are very positive that two of our drivers are leading the championship, but I am used to being very careful until we have reached the finish line."

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