Solberg: Broken wheels and dashed hopes

Solberg: Broken wheels and dashed hopes

Eight stages into Rally Deutschland and Petter Solberg was running a comfortable second, even if rain had allowed Sebastien Loeb to escape out front. Then came Panzerplatte, however, and another promising rally fell apart...

Before we get to Rallye Deutschland, I'd like to talk about my first trip to Wiltshire in England.

For those of you who don't know where Wiltshire is, nor do I, in all honesty. We took the Rally GB road [the M4] out of Heathrow and stopped just before we went over the big bridge over the big river [the Severn Bridge over the River Severn]. We found a racetrack and used some tyres.

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