Rally Catalunya 24—26 March — Results and report. He used to help out around the home farm rebuilding competition cars, as he was not yet old enough to drive. Retrieved 12 December WRC-2 Retrieved 26 January In he and Minor switched from the Focus to a Fiesta RS, and enjoyed another solid season, taking eight top finishes, and rounding off the year with a podium at Wales Rally GB.

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With several stages canceled on safety reasons due to too much mud, and later a scary meet with a tree on the slippery conditions, Solberg wisely stopped fighting and conceded to secure the 2nd place. Working with Pirelli is good too, we wcr all working together to be champions and there’s a lot of effort being put in.

Craig Breen and Scott Martin From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. After retiring from Rally FinlandSolberg decided to miss Australia to concentrate on finding a more competitive car.

From Wikipedia, wrrc free encyclopedia. Solberg was born in Askimbut grew up in Spydeberg.

Petter Solberg

In DecemberFord confirmed that Solberg will return to the factory team of Ford in His first podium had to wait until the Acropolis RallyGreece the following yearas an altruistic Solberg forsook as many of his own points as possible, as he did in dropping voluntarily from 4th to 5th in Corsicato assist his senior teammate Burns in sneaking to the title.


Looking at their options with the remaining teams they had to sit out the season opening Rally Ireland. World Rally Champion The other drivers kept their position with Solberg scoring a 3rd place podium. Mexico brought Solberg another podium in third.

This result put Solberg second in the Driver’s Championship standings, 1 point ahead of Hirvonen and 6 points ahead of Latvala, but a full 40 points after Loeb, with 4 out of 13 rallies completed.

Archived from the original solbedg 2 June Fifth at Vodafone Rally de Portugal. Sixth in World Rally Championship with two solbsrg. I simply couldn’t attack”. In Rally Turkey, 16—18 April, Solberg held a good position through the whole rally, and had a serious chance to battle for the victory on the last day, positioned 2nd on the road, 16sec after Loeb.

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ICM —72 Views Read Edit View history. We’ve found solution to ‘biggest problem ‘ “. Petter Solberg born 18 November is a Norwegian professional rally and rallycross driver. By this time and with the aid of solbsrg compatriot John Hauglandwho helped him on solberrg in the late s, [1] the World Rally Championship team bosses were starting to recognize Solberg’s potential and by the end of co-drover, after winning a comparative test drive, he agreed to drive for three years as a junior pilot for the Ford Motor Company.

I must say when I won Rally GB last year, and the team atmosphere when we came into service – that was the moment. Mills and Petter Solberg on the Rally Argentina. Solberg began his career in rallycross before switching to rallying full-time in the mids. Rally Mexico 3—5 March — Results and report.


Rally New Zealand 17—19 November — Results and report. Tour de Corse 7—9 April — Results and report.

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The greater integration of FHI engineering and research and development resources into the team is going from strength to strength and we expect to see the fruits of our efforts over the next 12 months. The overall performance of the Impreza and knowing it can win was a very big part of my choice.

He is married to a Swede, Pernilla Walfridsson, with whom he has a son, Oliver, who was a successful Crosskart driver and is now rallying himself.

Teemu Suninen and Mikko Markkula. A move back to the Ford-blessed Stobart M-Sport fold followed in when he got the chance to drive a new-generation Focus on all 16 rounds.

Tommi certainly remains an option as Petter’s teammate, he has built a strong relationship with him and the rest of the team. World Rally Car Group R.