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The comeback: Former world champion Petter Solberg returns

The comeback: Former world champion Petter Solberg returns

22.10.2018: It could be the comeback of the motorsport year! 43-year-old Norwegian Solberg won 13 rallies during his time in the World Rally Championship.

It could be the comeback of the motorsport year! 43-year-old Norwegian Solberg won 13 rallies during his time in the World Rally Championship.



 He then switched to Rallycross with his own team in 2013, since when he has twice been crowned world champion (2014 and 2015).



Three titles in two different disciplines governed by the International Automobile Federation FIA is a unique achievement in the world of motorsport.



 Solberg’s PSRX Volkswagen Sweden team currently runs two Polo R Supercars in the World Rallycross Championship (WRX). This season, the team successfully defended the Team title it won in 2017.



“Spain was the venue of my last WRC rally in 2012,” says an emotional Solberg. “It feels great to be heading back there now. Particularly with this car and this team. The combination of gravel and tarmac will be a big challenge for me. After all, it is six years since I drove in a WRC rally. However, one way or another, it will be a fantastic weekend – with old rally friends and passionate fans out on the route.”



Solberg, one of seven test drivers, took the Polo GTI R5 out for the first time on ice and snow in Sweden at the start of the year. Back then, however, he was not planning a comeback. The second test came just last week in Spain, together with team-mate Eric Camilli.




Andre Dietzel, Ingo Roersch,  photos Volkswagen

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22.10.2018 / MaP

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