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Fast to faster: Solberg Jr ready for ERC power step

2019-05-22T00:48:48+02:00May 22nd, 2019|2019, Rally Liepāja|

Oliver Solberg will join the FIA European Rally Championship’s top tier on Rally Liepāja, stepping up from R2 to R5 level for his second appearance in the all-action contest.

Solberg has registered for ERC1 Junior points and will drive a Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 on the high-speed gravel event.

“I did this rally last year in an R2 car and it was very fast,” said Petter Solberg’s 17-year-old son. “Now I’m driving an R5 car it will be very, very fast. It’s my first time in the Polo on gravel so I will just try to do my best as I have no expectations.

“I know some of the drivers I will be competing against and I know they will be very fast, guys like Sesks and Ingram. But I try not to focus on them, I just focus on my job and build my experience because I’ve not done many rallies in the car and the two I have done were on snow. So this rally is all about learning and being smart.”