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Former RallyX Nordic Champion Oliver Solberg to Enter the All-Star ‘Magic Weekend’

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18-year-old Oliver Solberg, the son of the 2003 FIA World Rally Championship champion Petter Solberg will now make his rallycross comeback after being away from it for a year now to focus on becoming the next rally champion in the Solberg’s family.

Oliver became the 2018 RallyX Nordic champion in the Supercar class when he managed to beat his main rival Oliver Eriksson in the season-finale at Tierp Arena. Before his switch to Supercar in 2018, he claimed three titles in the Crosskart class.

Oliver switched over to rallying for full-time last season, signed a contract with Subaru Motorsports USA in the American Rally Association series, and also made some FIA European Rally Championship outings in his Volkswagen Polo R5. He claimed also claimed a hat-trick of titles in the rally series in the Baltic region.

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During the lockdowns Oliver also won the Rally Sweden Lockdown rally event that was held for some weeks ago and now he is ready to be back once again in his Citroën DS3 Supercar when he will be entering the All-Star ‘Magic Weekend’ at Höljes on 2-5 July.

“Everything is a little bit different this year, and we have to be really thankful for people putting together events like this, or sure, this Magic Weekend will be different to the ones we saw before, but the main thing is that we are going to be racing and that is fantastic news.” Oliver said.

“It will be strange to race without the fans, but I don’t think we’ll notice while we’re driving – there’s always enough to keep you focussed in the car – and you never know, this event is looking so big that it might even tempt my father out of retirement…”

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