Mikko Hirvonen - pilot Subaru

Mikko Hirvonen - pilot Subaru Team Subaru has officially announced that partner Petter Solberg next year will be 23-year-old Finn Mikko Hirvonen.It was originally planned that together with Solberg for the Japanese stables will be former champion Richard burns. However, the Briton was discovered a brain tumor and the doctors forbade him to participate in the races.After that, he crawled persistent rumors that the place in the Subaru guaranteed former world champion Colin McRae, who after his dismissal from the Citroen were without work. In addition, in favor makeevskoe nominations were made by the owner of world championship David Richards.However, last Friday it became known that at the meeting of team representatives Subaru World Rally Team Subaru Japan was decided to contract with McRae not to conclude. The choice was made in favor of the younger generation 23 - year-old Hirvonen, who last season had a few races for team Ford."It's great that we managed to get Mikko says team leader Subaru David Lapworth. He is a very talented young driver, but we have resources that will help him fully disclosed".At the start of the rally Monte Carlo Hirvonen and defending champion Petter Solberg will model Impreza WRC2003. And a new modification - WRC2004 will appear to the third stage, rally Mexico.16.12.2003.



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