Solberg considers a podium possible for 2022

Oliver Solberg believes that a podium finish is possible in 2022 considering the fact that he feels comfortable with his car and he is able to fight with his rivals.

The Swede driver retired in Monte Carlo due to medical reasons as he and his co-driver, Elliott Edmondson, did not feel well due to the fuel fumes that having been in their cabin.

At Rally Sweden, he managed to finish in sixth position overall, but this result was not his best in his WRC career as he had finished fifth at Rally Monza last year.

"I always believed and hoped and dreamed of being the best and trying to fight at the top," Solberg said.

"It is still so early in my career so I knew it was going to be tough, but I I always hoped I could be there.

"In that sense it gave me some confidence back. 

"It has been a long time since I have been fighting for something and it was nice to get that feeling back.

"I always knew I had the speed but after a difficult year last year the confidence took a hit. 

"I had some very good races last year but it had been a long time since I was fighting at the top.

"The team has always believed and I have always believed and if everything works well we can be there. 

"It was nice to get that feeling.

"I know there is a fine line at the top and they know how to do it on every stage and that is where I still have to learn.

"I know the pace is there and maybe the possibility is there to be on the podium, and to fight at the top in a few stages, but to win a race, the experience factor is still massive."

Finally, he is referring to the upcoming event of World Rally Championship, to the Rally Croatia: "Croatia is a new event again for me.

"The speed is good on tarmac as well but maybe not to the level where I was able to fight in Sweden. 

"I just need to be realistic.

"As I said at the start of the season, some races we will be able to do good and some we will just need to finish and get experience. 

"Croatia is one where I need to get experience.

"We need to be smart and it is a difficult event. 

"The result can be good if you are clever so we need to drive and enjoy."


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