Solberg relieved with WRC2 Sweden win

Oliver Solberg admits that he feels relief by winning his home event in WRC2 class last weekend after the difficult season he had in 2022.

The Swede driver had secured a partial WRC programme with Hyundai Motorsport last year, but the team announced at the end of Rally New Zealand that they would not continue with him in 2023 as he did not deliver the results that the Koreans wanted. After a difficult season, he announced that he will compete in WRC2 class this year and will drive the brand-new Skoda Fabia RS Rally2 which is available for rental by Toksport and Skoda Motorsport.

The son of Petter Solberg did his first outing of the season in Monte Carlo and chose not to score points in this event, therefore Rally Sweden was his first rally in which he would score points for the championship. He was leading his home event at the end of Stage 3 and despite the fact that he dropped to fourth after SS6 he managed to bounce back and to be the leader driver in WRC2 for numerous stages. Last but not least, it must be mentioned that Solberg scored his maiden victory in WRC2 class last weekend in front of his compatriots.

 "Ιt’s been amazing", Solberg said. 

"To see so many people on the stages, see all the flags and the videos I’ve been sent, and the passion of people and the support – I mean I’ve never seen anything like it.

"And to win in front of the whole fans, and to win at home, it’s a relief. 

"An amazing thing.

"I’m just more happy in my life, and I have a great feeling.

"Everything is working as it should. 

"And it’s just an amazing feeling.

"It’s amazing. 

"Just a relief, a relief in the body. 

"It’s been a long time ago, I won a lot of different things, but not a rally in a long time. 

"And to have this feeling and consistency and happiness, I’m very, very happy".


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