Petter Solberg takes Swedish Rally lead
- 8th February 2008, 8:32am
The Frenchman, just 1.1sec behind 2003 world champion Solberg, has reached another milestone here as he and co-driver Daniel Elena are competing in their 100th rally together.
The Ford Focus duo of Jari-Matti Latvala and Mikko Hirvonen were in second and third-place respectively on a treacherous super-special stage.
But Australia's Chris Atkinson, who was third in Monte-Carlo, came off worst. His Subaru Impreza stalled on the start line and he finished 7.3secs behind his teammate.
Loeb's Spanish teammate, Dani Sordo, faces a tough examination this weekend after being penalised five minutes for changing the engine in his Citroen after Monte Carlo.
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