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
After three years of waiting to get back to being a factory driver, I can't believe how quickly it all came in the end. I was talking to [Ford World Rally Team principal] Malcolm [Wilson] at the AUTOSPORT Awards in London in early December about this season. I was hopeful, but nothing was certain.
But then we made the deal and I was so happy. And, just over month later, I'm even more happy now!
Hyundai Motorsport boss Andrea Adamo was vocal in his criticism of his team's tyre choices on Rally Croatia and declared that he "had better move my ass and solve it". Doing so will be vital to getting Hyundai's 2021 WRC title hopes back on track, but finding the root of the problem won't be the work of a moment
Sebastien Ogier was already in an incredibly tight fight at Rally Croatia before a surprise collision with public road traffic at the start of the final day. But the defending champion held his nerve to take a narrow victory and create further World Rally Championship history
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With all three major manufacturers committing to the World Rally Championship’s hybrid era from 2022, the future of the series is assured for now, but it could lead to trickier twists and turns further down the road
Ott Tanak made up for a disastrous Monte Carlo Rally by leading all the way on the snow-kissed stages of the Arctic Rally Finland and in the process hit back at an event Toyota had been expected to dominate
This week's Arctic Rally Finland will bring the World Rally Championship into new territory. And, almost without exception, the service park can't wait for the subzero challenge to commence
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