Petter Solberg: Mud, sweat and tears

Petter Solberg: Mud, sweat and tears

Autosport columnist Petter Solberg reports back after the boost of battling Sebastien Loeb during last weekend's Rally of Italy, and looks forward to a couple of special events in his diary

It's been quite a long time since I woke up on a World Rally Championship Sunday in the middle of a massive fight with Sebastien Loeb – and I have to say, I have really missed it.

There was just a couple of seconds between us with one day to go on the Rally of Italy last week, and, even though we were in his car from three years ago, I was still determined to give it absolutely everything to try and beat him. To feel that tingle of raw competition was incredible when we left the service park on Sunday morning.

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