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19.12.2019: 2019 was a real welcome party for the Polo GTI R5 and Volkswagen customers. In particular, Oliver Solberg (N), son of rally and Rallycross world champion Petter Solberg (N), created positive headlines.

2019 was a real welcome party for the Polo GTI R5 and Volkswagen customers. In particular, Oliver Solberg (N), son of rally and Rallycross world champion Petter Solberg (N), created positive headlines.

“Solberg 2.0” celebrated victories in Estonia and Latvia, and won the Drivers title in each respective rally championship. However, it was his debuts at a higher level that had jaws dropping.

At the Rally Liepāja, round three of the FIA European Rally Championship (ERC), the exceptionally-talented 17-year-old left defending champion Lukyanuk (RUS, Citroën) and eventual title winner Ingram (GB, Škoda) in his wake, along with other big names from the European Rally Championship.

Fortune did not smile on Solberg junior at the Rally Great Britain, round twelve of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). However, whenever possible, the young Norwegian set the fastest time in his class. At the same event, dad Petter guided the Polo GTI R5 to its maiden victory at World Rally Championship level.

On his farewell performance, Solberg senior, also “powered by Volkswagen”, not only won the rally against arguably the strongest R5 field of the season, but also scored the final world championship point of his great career – mixing it up against World Rally Cars with at least 100 PS more at their disposal.

Andre Dietzel, photo VW


19.12.2019 / MaP

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