Good news for the World Rally Championship! Young Swede Oliver Solberg will get back into the Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC at Rally Italia-Sardinia. This will be, after Portugal, the fifth round of the World Rally Championship. It will have the incentive of participation of this very young driver.
These were the words of Solberg Junior on social networks:
“I am very excited to announce that I will be back in the Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC again at Rally Italia Sardinia. Ever since I got out of the car at Arctic Rally Finland I have been desperate to get back on it. I am very happy that the opportunity has come so soon”.
“The goal for me is the same as last time: to gain as much experience as possible. It is a fantastic opportunity to drive this car again. I am very grateful to Adamo, Alain Penasse and the whole team for making this happen and of course , to 2C Competition. Can’t wait to get back on it! “
Solberg was the great revelation of the last Rallye Arctic Finland, the first test in which he raced with a car of the highest category. He finished seventh alongside “Seb” Marshall on the difficult snow stages. He could have been a sixth, but a mistake on the Power Stage made him lose one position.
During the rally he set a third fastest time on the longest special (Mustalampi 1 – 24.43 km), showing his speed from the start. In addition, he also scored numerous fourth and fifth scratches in various special stages of the event.
All this in a World Championship where every tenth counts and in which we enjoy, race after race, numerous drivers fighting for victory. Thierry Neuville and Ott Tänak will repeat with the Korean brand in Italy. Dani Sordo will return to the seat of the third official WRC in a rally that he won in the last two editions.