Petter Solberg: Mud, sweat and tears

Or should it be snow, sweat and tears? Our regular star rally columnist reports that there is a lot of snow for his home world championship event, and his competitive debut for the 2009 season in a privately-entered Citroen.

Hey, we're here, we're on the start line of Rally Norway and I'm so excited. It's going to be a fantastic event. Have you seen the weather? The roads are perfect and the snow is incredible.

Do you know, a week and a half ago, I still didn't know if I would be starting this rally. But then we signed the agreement with our final sponsor and everything came into place.

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