Friday 18 May 2018

Petter Solberg: "It's nice to be competing in a new place for RX."

PHOTO CREDIT: PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Petter Solberg claimed back-to-back podiums in Belgium (second place) and the Monster Energy Supercharger Award for the fastest reaction at the start of the final. PSRX Volkswagen Sweden now head to the Speedmachine Festival in Silverstone, the home of British Motorsport leading both championships.

The Silverstone RX circuit presents a new challenge for both the engineers and drivers, but teams were able to obtain data after the second pre-season test earlier this year. 

“Everybody knows how important Silverstone is, it’s one of the oldest and most famous race circuits in the world. It’s nice to be coming here, nice to be competing in a new place for RX and nice to have the infrastructure of a modern track like this," said Solberg. “But I must say, I’m going to miss Lydden. That was a proper, proper rallycross track. I was quite emotional when we drove up the hill and out of there for the last time last year. Finishing at Lydden with me winning and Johan second was a nice way to go. But that’s history now.

Solberg posted the second fastest time in the second pre-season test at Silverstone earlier this year. "We made some good times in testing and we were able to find a nice set-up from the car, even if the rain came down on the second day [of the test]," said Solberg.

“Now we have to look forward and we have to look how to get the best out of the Volkswagen Motorsport Polo R Supercar at this new track," Solberg concluded.

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