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Solberg's stunt driving masterclass Plus

Solberg's stunt driving masterclass

The double World Rallycross champion was a big hit in Autosport International's Live Action Arena last year, but he's ramping up the show in 2016. He explains how he does it

Solberg: why rallycross is my future Plus

Solberg: why rallycross is my future

PETTER SOLBERG had a rough first season back in rallycross, but that hasn't deterred him from signing up for the first year of its new era in 2014, as he explains in his AUTOSPORT column

Solberg: back to school Plus

Solberg: back to school

Petter Solberg says that there's still lots to learn about running a successful rallycross campaign, but he's really enjoying getting back to his roots

Solberg: why Kubica will star in rallying Plus

Solberg: why Kubica will star in rallying

Petter Solberg was alongside Robert Kubica when the Pole tested a Ford WRC car last year. The Norwegian explains why he is sure Kubica will star in rallying

Solberg: Goodbye and farewell? Plus

Solberg: Goodbye and farewell?

Rally Spain was an emotional week for all at Ford, not least Petter Solberg, whose crash may have been his final act both for the Blue Oval and in the WRC...

No sour grapes over Loeb's retirement Plus

No sour grapes over Loeb's retirement

Petter Solberg explains the reasons behind his bizarre exit from Rally France, which included knocking down a telegraph pole and charging blind through a vineyard, and tells why his Ford Fiesta's speed made this all particularly frustrating

Regaining that winning feeling Plus

Regaining that winning feeling

It was not a Petter Solberg win on Rally GB, but Ford returned to the top of the podium for the first time in months and, as the Norwegian explains, it was a huge boost for the team

Solberg: Broken wheels and dashed hopes Plus

Solberg: Broken wheels and dashed hopes

Eight stages into Rally Deutschland and Petter Solberg was running a comfortable second, even if rain had allowed Sebastien Loeb to escape out front. Then came Panzerplatte, however, and another promising rally fell apart...

Going too hard: Another frustrating rally Plus

Going too hard: Another frustrating rally

Petter Solberg is convinced his Ford Fiesta has the pace to win this season, but things just keep going wrong. This time it was all about tyres, as he tells us in his regular AUTOSPORT column

Missed victory chance hurts 'like hell' Plus

Missed victory chance hurts 'like hell'

Petter Solberg has always enjoyed the Acropolis Rally and was fast last weekend, but then it all went wrong while he was chasing old foe Sebastien Loeb, as he tells AUTOSPORT in his regular column

Solberg: Our party will have to wait a little longer Plus

Solberg: Our party will have to wait a little longer

Argentina was another rally that promised much and delivered little for Petter Solberg. But he still loves the event and is sure Ford's luck will change soon

Solberg: My crazy weekend in Portugal Plus

Solberg: My crazy weekend in Portugal

On Rally of Portugal, Petter Solberg and Ford went from having a perfect shot at winning, to crashing out, to finishing in fourth, and to then being elevated to a podium finish. He recounts his crazy weekend to AUTOSPORT

Solberg: An incredible feeling in Mexico Plus

Solberg: An incredible feeling in Mexico

In his exclusive AUTOSPORT column, Ford WRC star Petter Solberg talks of overcoming flu, loving Mexico and the pace of his team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala, and takes the blame for his punctures

Solberg: Rallying past my front door Plus

Solberg: Rallying past my front door

Petter Solberg is still getting to grips with his Ford Fiesta RS WRC, so didn't take too many chances on Rally Sweden. In his latest exclusive column, he tells AUTOSPORT how losing a podium hasn't dampened his enthusiasm

Solberg: Why I'm chasing the dream again Plus

Solberg: Why I'm chasing the dream again

Petter Solberg took a podium on his return to Ford's factory WRC team on the Monte Carlo rally. In his own words, the 2003 champ tells AUTOSPORT exclusively why he is reveling in the Fiesta RS WRC's handling and loving life again as a works driver

Petter Solberg: Why I signed for Ford Plus

Petter Solberg: Why I signed for Ford

Petter Solberg was announced as a Ford driver for next year's World Rally Championship on Thursday. He tells AUTOSPORT exclusively about why he re-joined the blue oval after 10 years away and what lies in store

Petter Solberg's exclusive Catalunya Rally column Plus

Petter Solberg's exclusive Catalunya Rally column

AUTOSPORT columnist Petter Solberg relives his fantastic fourth place on the Catalunya Rally - in his first event in a Citroen C4. He also looks ahead to Rally GB, which he has his eye on winning

Chasing that world title dream Plus

Chasing that world title dream

Having spent time talking to both Citroen and Ford, AUTOSPORT columnist Petter Solberg weighs up his options for 2010, and reveals his ambitions to return to the very top of the World Rally Championship

Petter Solberg: Mud, sweat and tears Plus

Petter Solberg: Mud, sweat and tears

Autosport columnist Petter Solberg reports back after the boost of battling Sebastien Loeb during last weekend's Rally of Italy, and looks forward to a couple of special events in his diary

Petter Solberg: Mud, sweat and tears Plus

Petter Solberg: Mud, sweat and tears

Autosport columnist Petter Solberg explains why his Cyprus success helped him resist the temptation to try racing sportscars, but why testing an F1 car recently has left him hungry for more on-track action

Petter Solberg: Mud, sweat and tears Plus

Petter Solberg: Mud, sweat and tears

Autosport columnist Petter Solberg tells us why he is looking forward to going back to Cyprus as an owner/driver, as the Norweigen ace aims for a podium in round three of the WRC

Petter Solberg: Mud, sweat and tears Plus

Petter Solberg: Mud, sweat and tears

Or should it be snow, sweat and tears? Our regular star rally columnist reports that there is a lot of snow for his home world championship event, and his competitive debut for the 2009 season in a privately-entered Citroen.

Petter Solberg: Mud, sweat and tears Plus

Petter Solberg: Mud, sweat and tears

In the first of his regular columns on autosport.com this year, 2003 World Rally champion Petter Solberg looks ahead to the coming season, which kicks off with Rally Ireland this weekend