Thursday, 2 August 2018

Petter Solberg: "We found more small steps with the car that will help us from Canada."

Two-time FIA World Rallycross Champion, Petter Solberg has not had the season that he had hoped for... The Norwegian has shown his speed in the Polo R Supercar, but has not had any luck thus far. Solberg's highest finish was second in Mettet, Belgium.

After a horrid weekend for Solberg in Silverstone, he finally gained some luck finishing third in Norway. But, the Norwegian looked ahead to the up coming summer break... 

During the summer break, Petter and his son Oliver entered the Norwegian Hillclimb event. Oliver Solberg beat his father and claimed a new hill record. "I was competing against Oliver for the first time and he beat me. He set the new hill record in the [Citroen] Xsara," explains Solberg

The PSRX Volkswagen Sweden team were soon off to Riga, Latvia for the World RX test.

“It’s been a really good time since the last race in Sweden," said the Norwegian. "The test went really well in Riga, we found more small steps with the car that will help us from Canada."

Petter admits that PSRX Volkswagen Sweden heads to Canada with small improvements following the test in Latvia. 

“I don’t think there are any big steps forward in development with the Polo R Supercar now, but what we did at the test is try different solutions for the tracks we have coming in the second half of the year," said Solberg. "They’re all quite different in their nature and we need to make sure we’ve maximised the potential from the set-up."

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