WRC2 driver Oliver Solberg confirmed on social media that he and his new co-driver Craig Drew have been concerned in an accident throughout reconnaissance on one of many Rally Finland levels on Thursday. Particulars of the crash weren’t given however Oliver Solberg confirmed on Twitter that nobody was injured within the crash.
The crew lastly used a spare automotive to proceed the reconnaissance and thus end taking notes with a view to be prepared for the beginning of the rally given this Friday.
“As I mentioned earlier, it has been an eventful day for us, however fortunately nobody was injured within the accident at this time”, Solberg confirmed on his Twitter account. “We switched to a spare recce automotive, and continued taking notes – and we at the moment are wanting ahead to the beginning of the rally tomorrow!”
A couple of days after his cut up with Aaron Johnston following a three-year partnership, the brand new collaboration with Drew subsequently started on the hats of wheels for the Swede.
For his half, Johnston has since been recruited by Toyota to group up with Takamoto Katsuta this weekend, with normal co-driver Daniel Barritt being unfit since final July and a again harm contracted in Estonia. Appearing in Ypres, Keaton Williams had in the meantime given up on the final minute in Greece (household causes), a choice forcing the Japanese to forfeit. Toyota group supervisor Jari-Matti Latvala mentioned the group has but to resolve who will accomplice Katsuta for the ultimate two rounds of the championship scheduled in Spain and Monza.
“It is punctual and that is what we determined”, Latvala mentioned when requested concerning the Katsuta co-pilot’s state of affairs. “We’ll see how they really feel within the automotive after which we’ll see for the previous couple of rallies. A very powerful factor now could be that Takamoto can rally and revel in driving once more, as a result of it has been a troublesome time for him to not having the ability to begin in Greece after which retire in Belgium and Estonia. We simply need him to have the ability to loosen up, have an excellent feeling and focus for the race. “