This year Solbergs will start in WRC and WRC2 classes at the same time, but so far the season has not been the most successful for a talented athlete – this year Oliver has been able to reach the finish in only two of the seven WRC stages, withdrawing due to technical reasons and accidents. Solberg’s best result this season is the seventh place in the winter Lapland Rally, where the athlete made his debut at the wheel of the Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC.
In the Spanish Rally, Solbergs will start for the third time this year in the WRC stage with a “Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC”. This is Solberg’s debut with the WRC car on the WRC asphalt stage. It should be noted that in mid-June, the 19-year-old pilot with the “Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC” already started in the asphalt rally, where he won the WRC class in the Italian “Rally di Alba” rally.
“It’s fantastic to be back at the wheel of a WRC car,” the Latvian Rally Champion 2019 begins Olivers Solbergs. When I drove the Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC at the Italian Rally earlier this year, the experience was simply stunning. Of course, I am very, very much looking forward to this rally. It will be a great challenge. As we know, these generations of cars are fast coming to an end, so these will be one of the last races with these cars. I have the real privilege of being able to drive a WRC car again. I know I talk a lot about my dreams and their fulfillment, but this is another dream. Many thanks to Hyundai Motorsport team leader Andrea Adamo and the Hyundai team. “
“Of course, as part of Oliver’s career development process, it’s important to let him drive more miles on the asphalt in a WRC car,” he begins. Andrea Adamo. “The Spanish Rally is likely to be one of the races on the WRC calendar in the future, so it’s the best chance for him.”
It should be noted that Adamo has given Solberg an ultimatum. “Oliver’s goal in Spain is to finish the rally, and we agreed that for any stage he won’t finish, he will spend a week working as a mechanic for Hyundai Motorsport.”
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