Solberg withdraws his entry from Sardinia due to illness

Oliver Solberg announced today that he and Elliott Edmondson will not participate at Rally Italia Sardegna this weekend as the Swede suffers from an illness.

The Skoda driver competed in three rallies to score points for the championship (Rally Sweden, Safari Rally Kenya and Rally de Portugal) where he was vicorious on his home event while he rolled his Fabia on the fifth WRC round. Apart from these events, he took part in Rallye Monte Carlo as a non-nominated driver, but he had to restart under the SuperRally regulations due to a double puncture on the road section after the end of Stage 11. He and Edmondson decided to head to Rally Sardinia in order to gain experience and not to score points for their WRC2 title, but the crew are forced to revoke their entry as the Petter Solberg's son is sick and thought initially that he had an allergic reaction. After the end of Rally de Portugal, Solberg is second on the championship with 43 points and is ten points behind the leader Yohan Rossel.

"Elliott and I will not start Rally Italia Sardegna this weekend", Solberg wrote on his social media.

"I am currently taking medication after suffering what is believed to have been an allergic reaction and following advice the decision has been taken to withdraw from round six of the World Rally Championship.

"Elliott and I were not registered for WRC2 points this week".

Photo Credits: Skoda Motorsport

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