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Petter Solberg will test a Ford Fiesta WRC this week … hoping for a factory driver seat

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  • #130629
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    The article right here: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/96731

    I started the topic because I can’t figure out witch will be the best driver to occupy Hirvonen’s seat.

    I will go for Odsberg, but still there is Solberg and also Ott Tanak

    #187586
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    hope he gets the seat! he’s still my favorite driver, and has shown this year (even in privateer machinery) he can still fight for rally wins..

    #187587
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    As likeable as Hollywood is, I think he would be the wrong choice for Ford. I’d much prefer to see Ott Tanak alongside Latvala (who is yet to be confirmed, but I think he is a safe bet for that seat).

    #187588
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    I don’t know much about fringe rally drivers, so I’m not sure if it’s the best decision or not, but I would like to see Solberg get the drive.

    #187589
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    Tanak isn’t a “fringe” driver. He did quite well in the S2000 WRC category, and he was very impressive when he got a factory-supported drive in Wales this year.

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