WRC – Petter Solberg 5th After Rally Finland Day 1

July 29, 2011

WRC

Photo Tony Welam

Day one of Rally Finland completes with a reverse order run of Super Special stage Laajavuori, which will be run again on Saturday as the final Power Stage. Petter and Chris had the third fastest time through this last stage of the day, behind Citroën’s Sebastien Loeb and Sebastien Ogier. With the final stage running in reverse order, tomorrow’s road positions were decided on the results of SS2 Laukaa, meaning Loeb will be first car on the road, followed by Mini’s Dani Sordo and then Ford’s Matthew Wilson.

The day was a tough one for Ford’s Mikko Hirvonen who went wide and hit a tree on SS1, leaving him struggling with brake failure and suspension damage for the two remaining stages before the overnight service.

Petter and Chris finish day one in fifth position overall with Sebastien Loeb the overnight leader followed by his team mate Sebastien Ogier

– There is still a long way to go, so I’m happy with the result so far, says Petter Solberg.
– Nothing special to report, but will probably make some changes for tomorrow. The rally is far from over.

Rally Finland continues with eight stages tomorrow. The first car will be on the road from 0900 local time.

Overall classification Day 1:
1. Loeb, Citroën
2. Ogier, Citroën +2,8
3. Latvala, Ford +4,4
4. Ketomaa, Ford +7,0
5. Petter, Citroën +12,6
6. Sordo, Mini +14,3
7. Tänak, Ford +17,3
8. Østberg, Ford +18,6

, , , , , , ,

Subscribe

Subscribe to our RSS feed and social profiles to receive updates.

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. WRC – Unadventurous Start For Oliveira In Finland | Beyond The Red Line - July 29, 2011

    […] WRC – Petter Solberg 5th After Rally Finland Day 1 (beyondtheredline.org) […]

  2. WRC – Petter Solberg Holds Fourth Place In Rally Finland | Beyond The Red Line - July 30, 2011

    […] WRC – Petter Solberg 5th After Rally Finland Day 1 (beyondtheredline.org) […]

  3. WRC – Successful Day 2 Of Rally Finland For MINI WRC Team | Beyond The Red Line - July 30, 2011

    […] WRC – Petter Solberg 5th After Rally Finland Day 1 (beyondtheredline.org) […]

  4. WRC – Citroen Racing On Top In Finnish Sprint | Beyond The Red Line - July 30, 2011

    […] WRC – Petter Solberg 5th After Rally Finland Day 1 (beyondtheredline.org) […]

  5. WRC – Østberg Flies To Sixth After Final Finnish Thriller‏ | Beyond The Red Line - July 31, 2011

    […] WRC – Petter Solberg 5th After Rally Finland Day 1 (beyondtheredline.org) […]

  6. WRC – Petter and Chris Finish Rally Finland in Fifth Place Overall | Beyond The Red Line - July 31, 2011

    […] WRC – Petter Solberg 5th After Rally Finland Day 1 (beyondtheredline.org) […]

  7. WRC – Citroën’s and Loeb’s second victory in Finland | Beyond The Red Line - July 31, 2011

    […] WRC – Petter Solberg 5th After Rally Finland Day 1 (beyondtheredline.org) […]

%d bloggers like this: