Solberg Rues Lost Battle for Win

Subaru's Petter Solberg believes he could have fought for the win on the Rally Argentina if it wasn't for his braking problems on Leg Two

Solberg Rues Lost Battle for Win

The Norwegian finished third on the event, more than a minute behind winner Loeb after he had to drive some of Saturday afternoon's stages with only front brakes.

"The first day things worked very well for us," Solberg said. "We have to slow down a lot for the watersplash, but we didn't want to make the same mistake as last year.

"Yesterday we broke the rear link when I went into a bank. I dropped six or seven seconds, it was my own fault. Then we lost brakes in the first stage after service. The calliper broke, started to leak and we had zero brakes. It's not so easy to fight Marcus like that.

"That's too bad, it could have been good fight. You never know, if we could have fought for the win. We go into every rally to try and win, but Sebastien is doing a fantastic job, that's what we have to work with. You're always hoping, I was at least hoping to have a fight with him. We have to wait for the next rally."

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