WRX Champ Solberg to perform at Autosport International

by Paul Hensby

2014 FIA World Rallycross champion and former World Rally Champion Petter Solberg has been announced as the latest star to appear at the 2015 Autosport International show in January.

The Norwegian will perform some stunts inside the Live Action Arena during the event in Birmingham’s NEC on 8-11 January.

Solberg won the World Rally Championship back in 2003 with Subaru, but switched to World Rallycross in recent years, and has taken the title in 2014 driving a 600bhp Citroen for his own PSRX Team, winning four rounds and entertaining crowds across the globe.

“My 2014 started with a visit to Autosport International, where it was great to see the enthusiasm that so many fans have for rallycross,” said Solberg.

“It’s gone on to be an amazing year, one that I’ll always remember; winning the FIA World Rallycross Championship, thoroughly enjoying motorsport and witnessing the growth of the series.

“I’m really looking forward to not only being at the show again this January, but getting behind the wheel in the Live Action Arena.”

Already confirmed along with Solberg are British Touring Car Championship champions Andrew Jordan, Matt Neal and Gordon Sheddon, with Autosport International celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2015.

Autosport International Show Director Ian France is delighted to have Solberg attending the show once more, especially with the title of 2014 World Rallycross Champion.

“Petter Solberg is one of the genuine personalities of motorsport, and we are delighted to have him as part of our 25th anniversary celebrations,” said France.

“The first time Petter attended Autosport International was in 2004 as the new World Rally Champion, so we’re looking forward to having him at the show this January as the new World Rallycross Champion, showing fans what he can do in the Live Action Arena.”

Tickets to Autosport International are available from £32 for adults, with children’s tickets priced from £21 and children under five years admitted for free. For tickets, visit www.autosportinternational.com.

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