FIA World Rallycross

Solberg Stays Focused at World RX of Sweden

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Petter Solberg flies at the World RX of Sweden. Credit: IMG / FIA World RX

Petter Solberg was looking good to challenge for the win at the 2017 World RX of Sweden, however despite missing out on a place in the Supercar Final, he knows what the goals are to be achieved this year.

The Double World RX Champion never strayed outside the top six places during Qualifying for round seven of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship, in fact he went fastest in the final Qualifying session to stay in the hunt for a Semi-Final place. A poor start left the Norwegian driver down in last place during the race and looking to make up time on track to get into the Final.

Solberg went fastest in Q4 at Holjes. Credit: IMG / FIA World RX

The end result would be that Solberg finished in sixth place and missed out on the chance for victory

At this point, you would think that the Three time FIA World Champion would be downcast, but from his point of view its all going to plan.

“I didn’t have the best time early in the heats with a lot of traffic on Saturday, but it came good on Sunday morning and I won Q4 to get us in the position we wanted,” explained Solberg. “It was all looking perfect until I stalled on the line in my semi-final. I couldn’t believe it. All that hard work and it had gone.”

For Solberg, its all going to plan to meet his 2017 targets. Credit: Volkswagen Motorsport / Colin McMaster

With team-mate Johan Kristoffersson leading the FIA World Rallycross Driver’s Championship and Solberg in second place and PSRX Volkswagen Team Sweden holding an eighty-five point lead in the FIA World Rallycross Teams Championship, Solberg explains how everything is on course for the target that the team set back in January.

“Honestly, I am so happy for the team and for what we have achieved here. The focus is the teams’ title for me, but for us to be in this position with a team just six months old is incredible and a real achievement for PSRX Volkswagen Sweden.”

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