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    The Subaru World Rally team have announced that Xavier Pons will join the Banbury-based outfit for the second half of the 2007 season and for the entire 2008 FIA World Rally Championship campaign.

    The 27-year-old will drive a third Subaru Impreza WRC2007 for the last eight rallies of this year - starting with Rally Finland on August 3-5 - as a precursor to a full campaign in 2008, when the team will continue fielding three cars. Subaru will retain an option on his services for 2009.

    “We're delighted to be able to field a car for Xevi. It is a huge bonus to get another experienced driver into the team to complement our existing driver line-up,” said Subaru WRT managing director, Richard Taylor.
    “Although Xevi has been around in the WRC for a few years, he has never driven a Subaru in all that time, but we're looking forward to welcoming him into our team and developing a working relationship with him.

    “The logistics of running three cars instead of two will not present a problem for the team, bearing in mind we ran three cars on selected events last season. We always maintained that we'd be happy to expand our team again if we could find a driver who is serious about his approach to the sport and Xevi fits that bill perfectly.”

    Pons, who finished seventh in the WRC points standings in 2006 and who has done three events so far this season, in a privately entered Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05, will get acquainted with the Impreza WRC2007 for the first time on the team's pre-Rally Finland gravel test in the middle of July.

    “We have worked very hard to make this happen and I'm very happy to be back in the World Rally Championship with a top team,” added Xevi. “This is a fantastic opportunity to prove myself against the best drivers, and I want to repay the faith the Subaru World Rally Team has shown in me by producing excellent results.
    “It will be a great experience for me to be part of the same team as Petter Solberg and Chris Atkinson, and I can't wait to drive the Impreza WRC2007 for the first time.”

    Pons, who will be co-driven by Xavier Amigo, has competed in 52 WRC events to date - his best results, five fourth places
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    I was rooting for someone to pick him up. That's really cool that it was Subaru.

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    I would have preferred , Galli or Chris Meeke
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    Gigi would of been sweet but he loves his diamonds too much. lol.

    Gimme Gronholm please! I love that guy, he's too funny when interviewed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D0WNxSH1FT View Post
    Gimme Gronholm please! I love that guy, he's too funny when interviewed.
    i doubt SWRT would ever sign gronholm.....so keep dreamin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weasel 555 View Post
    i doubt SWRT would ever sign gronholm.....so keep dreamin
    Right now SWRT needs to worry about a car that can actually finish all stages. I cant wait for the 08 WRC car so we can be competitive again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D0WNxSH1FT View Post
    Right now SWRT needs to worry about a car that can actually finish all stages. I cant wait for the 08 WRC car so we can be competitive again.
    I can't wait for the 08 so I can hear the drivers to tells us how they are still getting used to the car

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbs627 View Post
    I can't wait for the 08 so I can hear the drivers to tells us how they are still getting used to the car
    lol true. But at least they will get all stages to learn instead of half and then break something.
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    cant say i am happy about it...not a big fan of Pons...

    I would rather have seen them pick up someone else. I would have rather seen them pick up Toni Gardemeister out of the availible privateers
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