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World Rally Championship

Oliver Solberg


About Oliver

The son of two-time WRC champion Petter Solberg, Oliver is one of the most exciting young talents in the world of rallying. Introduced to motorsport from a young age, the Swede was already competing in crosskarting by the age of eight, winning his first-ever race. He collected numerous Nordic Crosskart championships over the following years before Oliver took the leap into professional rallying aged just 16 in the RallyX Nordic Championship. Oliver won five events over his two years in the series before his progression into WRC. Since 2019, the 20-year-old has competed in WRC3, WRC2 and WRC, as well as ERC, and has shown pace and potential at every level. Having competed with the i20 R5 and i20 N Rally2 cars on ten occasions in 2021, Oliver will share our third Rally1 car with Dani in 2022.

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Career

2021
Four rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship
Best result: 5th overall (Rally Monza)

Five rounds of FIA WRC 2
Best result: 5th overall (Rally de Portugal)

2020
Five rounds of FIA WRC 3
Best result: 1st in class (Rally Estonia)

Five rounds of the FIA European Rally Championship
Best result: 1st overall (Rally Liepāja)

2019
One round of the FIA European Rally Championship
Best result: 1st overall (Rally Liepāja)

Q&A

Q1. Who is your motorsport idol?

My dad, Petter Solberg, and Sebastien Ogier.

Q2. What are your hobbies?

I love being outdoor on my quad bike, but I also really enjoy ice hockey and snowmobiling.

Q3. What is your ideal destination for a holiday?

The Snowy Mountains.

Q4. Which profession would you have chosen if you hadn’t become a rally co-driver?

I really enjoyed ice hockey as a kid, so maybe I would be playing that if I hadn’t chosen rallying.

Q5. What is your favourite food?

I love all kinds of food and I really enjoy cooking. But I’m going out, my preference is sushi.

Q6. Describe yourself in 3 words
Happy, perfectionist and stubborn

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Personal data

Birthday:

23. Sep 2003

Place of birth:

Fredrikstad, Norway

Nationality:

Swedish

Interests:

Quad biking, ice hockey, snowmobiling

WRC Facts

First Event:

Wales Rally GB (2019)

Co-Driver:
With Hyundai:

Since 2021

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