Oliver Solberg in WRC for the ultimate at Monza - Motor Informed

Oliver Solberg in WRC for the ultimate at Monza

Oliver Solberg will compete within the ultimate spherical of the WRC season at Monza subsequent month, with Hyundai. The 20-year-old driver has been confirmed that he’ll as soon as once more be behind the wheel of the i20 Coupe WRC ready by the 2C Competitors staff. This can be his fourth look on the highest stage of the world rally.

Oliver Solberg made his debut this yr at Arctic Rally Finland in February, the place he impressed with a seventh place end. He then took half within the Safari Rally in Kenya, the place he was compelled to retire, earlier than making his comeback ten days in the past on Rally Spain. Creator of an impeccable weekend, he once more completed seventh.

Invited to the beginning of the Monza Rally, the Swedish driver will drive for the second time in a row on asphalt within the WRC, from November 18 to 21. This occasion was organized to shut the championship, like final yr, changing the Rally of Japan, canceled as a result of well being disaster.

“That is the beginning of a brand new week in the absolute best approach, as I’m completely satisfied to disclose that we’ll be collaborating in Rally Monza with the Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC”Oliver Solberg confirmed on Monday. “It is nice to have the ability to drive this automobile for its final rally, an occasion the place I’ve some expertise after ending second in WRC2 and seventh total final yr.”

It isn’t but clear whether or not Craig Drew will nonetheless be the co-driver of Oliver Solberg in Italy, he who accompanied the son of 2003 World Champion Petter Solberg in Finland and Spain. The 2C Competitors staff should additionally reveal who might take part on this ultimate spherical along with his second automobile, since Pierre-Louis Loubet, injured, is forfeited on the finish of the season. It was the Spanish debutant Nil Solans who took his place in Catalonia.

Both approach, it will likely be one other worthwhile alternative for Oliver Solberg to race within the WRC earlier than taking the lead subsequent yr. He has in reality been confirmed as Hyundai’s manufacturing unit driver for subsequent season, a marketing campaign by which he’ll share the wheel of the official staff’s third automobile with Dani Sordo.

The Monza Rally, along with concluding the 2021 season, will mark the tip of the present technology of WRC automobiles earlier than giving approach to Rally1 laws and hybrid know-how subsequent yr.

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