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06-02-2008, 07:55 PM
Filed under: Motorsports (http://www.autoblog.com/category/motorsports/), Subaru (http://www.autoblog.com/category/subaru/)
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Sebastian Loeb and Citroen had a comfortable win at the Acropolis Rally in Greece this past weekend, but much of the attention was paid to the race debut of the Subaru WRC2008. With Petter Solberg behind the wheel, the new Subie took ten top-five stage times the first two days and captured second place overall. The result was Solberg's first points since February and his first podium finish since last year's Acropolis Rally. The problem-free weekend and the fast pace were encouraging for the Subaru team, who see the new race car as a turning point. "This is it, we're coming back!" Solberg declared after the race. The next rally in Turkey will determine whether the initial success of the car was a fluke or for real. For now, check out the gallery below of the WRC2008 sliding its way to a second place finish.
Gallery: Subaru WRC2008 Race Debut (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/subaru-wrc2008-race-debut/)
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[Source: Crash.net (http://www.crash.net/motorsport/wrc/news/164248-0/petter_subaru_are_back.html) via Straightline (http://blogs.edmunds.com/Straightline/110)]

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