Patrik and Göran cruise to victory in PWRC Japan
Patrik and Goran had almost a three and a half minute lead when they went out on the last eight stages of rally Japan. So it was all about taking it easy not run into technical problems and defending the lead.
-" We just went out there and held our pace, not to slow just to keep concentration." Patrik laughts " I really have to thank my whole URT-team for doing a great job with the car this weekend. They have been working hard and kept the car in absolute mint condition all the time."
They finally won the rally 2:45,8 minutes before Hayden Paddon. Gianluca Linari came in third his first time on the podium ever. With this win Patriks climbs up to the total lead of the P-WRC championship.
-" It has been a different rally. Normally you have a adrenaline rush all the time and fight for seconds. This time we had the lead with more then a minute allready after four stages and since then it has all been more or less about not doing any mistakes and just getting true the stages but I am not complaining" Patrik laughts "It is a really great victory"
Two more rounds are still to go in the P-WRC Championship but the next race for Patrik is coming up next weekend.
-" We are going to run the Xue Cheng Rally witch is part of the Chinese championship so I am heading out for China tomorrow. Unfortunantly Göran can´t join so it will be Morgan Olsson my first co-driver that will be in the seat instead. We willl have fun." Patrik finished.