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Solberg: beating my hero Lukyanuk in the ERC is unbelievable

2019-05-25T21:04:04+02:00May 25th, 2019|2019, Rally Liepāja|

Oliver Solberg was shaking after completing the opening leg of Rally Liepāja ahead of his hero Alexey Lukyanuk.

Solberg, 17, is 9.7s in front of Lukyanuk – the winner of the 2018 FIA European Rally Championship – after five high-speed stages in Latvia.

After the completion of Saturday’s final stage, Solberg said: “I am shaking, it’s unbelievable. He has always been a hero to me. I watched all his on-boards, it’s a big big dream to beat him. I am almost crying – I don’t know what to say.”

Lukyanuk described Solberg as “very fast” and waited at the stage-five finish to check his rival’s time and then offer his congratulations.