Fords Petter Solberg and Co-Driver Chris Patterson went fastest on this mornings qualiyfing and gets to pick first on his road position.
The Norwegian said at the end of the 6km stage, “It’s good to be first, very important in fact,” said Solberg. “The car works well and we should be strong for this rally. I feel confident and think I will start further down [the order]. Even when it’s raining it dries very quick when it stops. The best choice is to start further back for sure.”
At lunch time in service, the drivers selected the order in which they will start the stages on day 1.
1st on road will be Nobre
Stage 1 of the rally, the 25km Kineta stage starts this evening at 18:28