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The WRC ending that starts a new chapter

Petter Solberg is about to say his goodbyes to the World Rally Championship at this weekend's Rally GB. But, in a changing of the guard moment, his son Oliver is about to make his series debut

There's a big pile of logs at the side of the road. Petter Solberg sets the car up and jabs the brake. The Volkswagen Touareg slides briefly before he gathers it up and continues. One of his passengers has written himself a note, mentally, in capital letters. The other has spilled his cup of coffee.

Oliver Solberg is the note taker. Autosport is the coffee spiller.

Every now and then this job gets you places you have no business being. This is one of those moments. We're in the back of the car listening in as the 2003 World Rally champion introduces his teenaged son to Wales. They're here testing, filming... and learning, before the father-and-son combo tackles Britain's round of the 2019 WRC in a pair of Volkswagen Polo R5s.

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