Official: Solberg confirms Edmondson as his co-driver for 2022

Oliver Solberg announced today that he and Elliott Edmondson will continue their partnership in 2022 after the successful result they achieved in this year's Rally Monza.

The Norwegian driver changed four co-drivers in 2021 and Edmondson was the last co-driver with whom the first one took part in WRC season finale in Monza.

The pair were very consistent and very stable throughout that weekend resulting in finishing in fifth position overall.

Moreover, it must be mentioned that Edmondson had been Gus Greensmith's co-driver until the end of Arctic Rally Finland and after that he joined Andreas Mikkelsen in WRC2 and in ERC.

Finally, he ended up with Solberg in Monza the season that passed having already changed three drivers and the crew will compete in next year's World Rally Championship with a partial program.

"I’ve had four co-drivers this year, I think it was about time to choose one!", Solberg said.

"Elliott did a fantastic job at Monza, he was really, really good. 

"It was just very nice to get him in the car, we had a fantastic feeling together and we are good friends so I think that’s also just as important.

"He’s very professional and has a lot of passion and I knew he could do a job. 

"He’s just a fantastic guy, really calm, friendly and just nice to have around.

"But fantastic at the job, he’s really, really professional – he’s like Seb Marshall or Phil Mills 2.0".

From his side, Edmondson said: "It’s really exciting to confirm Oliver and I will be continuing together in 2022. 

"Monza was the perfect start to our partnership, with Oliver’s best WRC result.

"It was also great to get in the car together and discover how each other works. 

"Preparation for the new season is already well underway, and we can’t wait to kick off this new WRC era at Rallye Monte-Carlo in January".


Photo Credits: Hyundai Motorsport

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