Monday, 6th September 2010
In Japan Sports News,
World Rally Championship heads to Japan
The tenth round of this year's FIA World Rally Championship will be held in Japan as the competition continues to hot up.
Stobart M-Sport Ford Rally Team drivers Matthew Wilson and Henning Solberg are confident that they will perform well at Rally Japan and could take podium places.
Solberg secured a third-place finish in 2007 and has always raced well in Japan. This year's rally will be held in Sapporo – the capital of the north island of Hokkaido.
Meanwhile, Wilson is keen to take advantage of the loose gravel surface and is aiming to possibly finish in the top five for the second time this year in his Ford Focus RS WRC.
He explained: "Japan has been a good event for me in the past, I achieved my best ever result there in 2007 and I really enjoy the culture, it's so different from home."
Rally Japan will involve a total of six new stages and will take place close to the Sapporo Dome sports stadium which has a seating capacity of over 40,000. The first race will take place on September 9th at 6.30pm.
Written by Susan Ballion
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