The first victory of the Solberg

The first victory of the Solberg The victory at the final stage of the world championship rally of great Britain celebrated the pilot Subaru's Petter Solberg for which this "gold" was the first in his career. In addition, the English victory allowed brought the Norwegian title of Vice-champion.On the final day of the race before Petter had a difficult task to cope with the pressure from the pilot Ford Markko Martin (Ford) and Richard burns (Peugeot). Both showed good speed and Solberg was for them in the "line of sight".2 stages to the finish line leader Solberg was separated from Martin a little more than 10 seconds. However, on last stages Estonian looked very pale, and, ultimately, lost to the winner almost half minutes.For Richard burns race ended shortly before the finish, when the rail tracks he broke his Peugeot. "I acumulo pressed the starter button, although we knew from the beginning that my car does not leave the trees." - later told burns.The gathering of burns brought bronze Carlos Sainz, for whom this race would probably be the last for the team Ford. Four points has allowed the Spaniard to get around in the overall standings of his partner in a "deep oval" Colin McRae and take a final third place.The results of the rally UK:1. Petter Solberg (Subaru Impreza WRC) Markko Martin (Ford Focus WRC) 24.43. Carlos Sainz (Ford Focus WRC) 1.35.74. Tommi mäkinen (Subaru Impreza WRC) 2.37.55. Colin McRae (Ford Focus WRC) 3.01.56. Mark Higgins (Ford Focus WRC) 5.01.9The final position in the drivers ' championship:1. Marcus Gronholm -77 points2. Petter Solberg - 37 points3. Carlos Sainz - 36 points4. Colin McRae - 35 points5. Richard burns - 34 points6. Gilles Panizzi - 31 pointsThe final position in the championship brands:1. Peugeot - 165 points2. Ford - 104 points3. Subaru - 67 points4. Hyundai - 10 points5. Skoda - 9 points6. Mitsubishi - 9 points.

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