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Petter Solberg

Don Pablo 2 March 2018
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Norwegian rally and rallycross driver, born on November 18, 1974. At the age of 13, he won the competition of remotely controlled cars in the Norwegian Tamiya Cup. Following in the footsteps of his parents, he took part in bilcross competition (a cheaper format of Norwegian rallycross competitions) in 1992. Three years later he became the Norwegian Champion in Rallycross, repeating this achievement once again in 1996. Two years later he became the Rally Champion of Norway. In the same year, he began his cooperation with the Ford Motor Company, appearing until 2000 in various types of racing cycles, earning points for the Ford team. Another cooperation was established with Subaru World Rally Team, which lasted until 2009. It was a breakthrough year in the career of Solberg, who created the Petter Solberg World Rally Team. In 2010, the new team purchased two Citroën C4 WRC vehicles (with specification for 2009) to compete in the World Rally Championship. In 2011, he changed car to Citroën DS3 WRC. But it was an unlucky year for him. He was stopped by the police for significant speeding, and his driving license was suspended. In 2013, Solberg switched to rallycross, appearing in the FIA ​​European Rallycross Championship, finishing his debut season in the 8th position. In 2014, the European Championships were transformed into World Championships, which further motivated the competitor. Behind the wheel of the Citroën DS3 Supercar, He became the first ever FIA World Rallycross Championship winner. In 2015 he managed to defend the title in the Solberg Doran Rallycross (SDRX) team. In 2016 he had to settle for 4th position.

The most important achievements
1st place in the 2003 World Rally Championship
2nd place in the World Rally Championship in 2002, 2004 and 2005
1st place in the FIA ​​World Rallycross Championship in 2014
1st place in the FIA ​​World Rallycross Championship in 2015

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