Cars entered by a manufacturer had to be equipped with the same engine for two rallies; further limitations were imposed on the changing of some parts, including suspension, steering, turbochargers and gearboxes. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Petter Solberg. Tom Walster Rally Sport. Jipocar Czech National Team. We’re very happy to have him on board for the future. We’ve been able to share our plans for the future with Petter and he’s as excited about them as we are.
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Three of them took a maximum-attack, high-risk approach, which none of them managed to complete without incident. Some people might think it’s stupid to sign for such a long time, but I think the WRC is all about trust and cooperation. He is married to a Swede, Pernilla Walfridsson, with whom he has a son, Oliver, who was a successful Crosskart driver and is now rallying himself.
2006 Cyprus Rally
Dani Sordo and Carlos del Barrio 6. The progress we’ve demonstrated in the past six months is only the start solbdrg we’re very confident of maintaining the momentum. Views Read Edit View history. After that he was promoted to third place giving him yet another podium, and higher location in the overall standings in second, 4 points behind leader, Loeb.
Petter Solberg – Wikipedia
Solberg was born in Askimbut grew up in Spydeberg. World Rally Champion Archived from the original on 2 June Despite an injury in a mountain-biking accident before the Rally of TurkeyLoeb secured his third drivers’ title, whereas Ford won their first manufacturers’ title since If you needed more, then I could add that Petter handles the media and the fans better than anybody.
In his title defence however, Solberg’s winning of five of a possible sixteen events, including the hat-trick making Wales Rally GB, proved insufficient to deny the title to a now increasingly efficient Loeb. In Solberg became the Norwegian Rally Champion, his brother Henning won this title five times in a row between and Obviously the first priority for us has to be to sign a driver who can win rallies and championships, and having worked with Petter for the last three years we’re perhaps in the best position to make that judgement about his talent.
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The season began on January 20 with the 74th Monte Carlo Rally. Mitsubishi Paris West Team. By this time and with the aid of his compatriot John Hauglandwho helped him on events in the late s,  the World Rally Championship team bosses were starting to recognize Solberg’s potential and by the end ofafter erc a comparative test drive, he agreed to drive for three years as a co-dfiver pilot for the Ford Motor Company.
This page was last edited on 23 Novemberat Retrieved from ” https: These successes coincided with the early seizing of a championship lead.
Highlights Stages Rally Australia Rally New Zealand 17—19 November — Results and report. He stunned co-driveer by finishing in 5th place and scoring both drivers and manufacturers points.
Cyprus Rally – Wikipedia
It’s all about trust and respect. He went on to become Norwegian champion in rallycross as well as hillclimb in both winning 19 out of 21 events and winning 15 out of 19 events. co-ddriver
A great battle for 2nd place played out on Sunday, with Solberg trailing Ogier with 0. Henning Solberg Driver profile. He took an emotional podium on home soil in Norway and was also on the podium in Japan later that year. Then I looked at other things, I know how other ssolberg have worked and it’s always the key people that make the difference.
World Rallycross Champion – He was Norwegian champion five years on the bounce between and and made his international debut in contesting selected events in privately-run Ford Escort and Toyota Corolla World Rally Cars. Sweden saw the Norwegian come 4th. Retrieved 7 April Wikimedia Commons has media related to in World Rally Championship.