Solberg set for Magic Weekend!
Eighteen-year-old Oliver Solberg will dust down and fire up the family RX Supercar for the All-Star Magic Weekend at Höljes on July 2-5.
The Swedish teenager is looking forward to taking on some of rallycross’s biggest names at his home event. The family Solberg squad will run the same DS RX Supercar Oliver used to stun Goodwood Festival of Speed regulars with a spellbinding run up the world’s most famous hillclimb and then finish a stunning second at Monster Energy’s Gymkhana GRiD in Poland.
Son of double World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg, Oliver said: “Everything is a little bit different this year and we have to be really thankful for people making events like this; it was the same with Rally Sweden Lockdown in Torsby earlier this month.
“For sure, this Magic Weekend will be different to the one we saw before, but the main thing is that we are going to be racing and that is fantastic news.”
And that racing will be intense, with the likes of a pair of Grönholms (Marcus and Niclas), Andreas Eriksson, Swedish rally legend Per Eklund, Oliver’s own great uncle Stig-Olov Walfridsson and, making it even more of a family affair, his 27 year-old cousin Lukas Walfridsson.
“Running behind closed doors, it will be strange to race without the fans,” said Oliver, who began his first World Rally Championship campaign this year, “but I don’t think we’ll notice while we’re driving – there’s always enough to keep you focused in the car!”
Back in rallycross action for the first time in more than a year, Oliver will call on the same skills that helped him to win the 2018 RallyX Nordic Championship at the wheel of the 600bhp DS3 RX Supercar aged just 16.
The Monster Energy-backed driver will look to turn around family fortunes at the challenging Höljes track.
“It’s a great place to race,” said Oliver, “and the competition is always really close, but it’s a race my dad never won – maybe this would be a good time to change that for the Solberg family.”
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