Petter Solberg had possibly his worst ever performance in an FIA World Rallycross Championship event at the World RX of Latvia, where he failed to qualify for the Semi-Finals and ended up falling from second place to third place in the Drivers Championship.
However, you can’t keep a good man down and the 2003 FIA WRC Champion has had a game plan all season, which he has managed to keep to so far and this is still the case for this weekend’s World RX of Germany where he has one clear aim: To win. The Estering has been good to Solberg so far with him taking the overall win in 2014 in the famous race to the line with rival Mattias Ekstrom and beating him by five thousandths of a second before going on to finish in second pace in 2015 to winner Davy Jeanney.
However the PSRX driver knows what he has to do both in Germany and in Argentina, home to the Championship finale in November and having won two Drivers Titles in a row, Solberg is well aware of how much things can change in World RX.
“We have two races now, here and Argentina and the plan is simple: we focus everything on one race at a time with a very straightforward strategy – to win. These last two races are about the medals and who gets what colour. The chances of a third straight gold for me are definitely receding now, but we’re still very much in the fight.”
Solberg also explains how he is happy to be returns to a circuit that has been so good to him and his team.
“I like this track, it’s nice to go back to a place with some good memories. The last few weeks have been pretty tough for PSRX, but driving through the gates into Estering, we will remember why we are here and what this team can do.”