Petter Solberg

Petter Solberg

1974-11-18 (age 46)


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Solberg to make Italy WRC return with Pirelli test car

Former World Rally champion Petter Solberg believes his chance to compete on the Power Stage of next month’s Rally Italy is the perfect litmus test for Pirelli’s new gravel tyres.

Solberg recalls how he started gaming with Colin McRae

World Rally champion Petter Solberg has recalled his first experiences of the virtual world ahead of his participation in Sunday’s Virtual Race of Champions.

Solberg's son to drive his title-winning Citroen in Sweden

Triple FIA World Champion Petter Solberg's son Oliver will return to his roots by racing in the opening rounds of RallyX Nordic at Holjes in Sweden next week.

Solberg in talks with manufacturers to start WRC team

WRC champion Petter Solberg says he is in discussions with two car manufacturers to start his own team in the top echelon of world rallying.

Solberg father-son duo to contest WRC Rally GB

Petter and Oliver Solberg will enter October’s Wales Rally GB as a two-car team – starting one World Rally Championship career and bringing another to a close.

Solberg announces retirement from top-flight motorsport

History-making triple FIA World Champion Petter Solberg has announced his decision to step down from top-flight motorsport.

Solberg: World RX must firm up electric plans soon

Double World Rallycross champion Petter Solberg says it’s critical that the series' proposed switch to electric cars for 2021 is rubber-stamped as soon as possible, if his team is to maintain Volkswagen backing next year.

Loeb tutors Solberg's son in two-day test

Nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb has tutored Petter Solberg's son, Oliver, in a two-day asphalt test in France.

Solberg to continue in World RX in 2019

Triple FIA World champion Petter Solberg will continue driving in the World Rallycross Championship in 2019.

Austin World RX: Kristoffersson wraps up second title with win

Volkswagen’s Johan Kristoffersson wrapped up his second consecutive World Rallycross Championship title by qualifying for the final at the American round of the series in Austin, then won the event when race leader Petter Solberg made a mistake.

Austin World RX: Solberg unstoppable on Saturday

Triple FIA World Champion Petter Solberg dominated the opening day of World Rallycross’ first visit to the USA at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas.

Solberg to make WRC return in Spain

Petter Solberg’s return to the World Rally Championship has been confirmed, with the Norwegian entering next month’s Rally of Spain in Volkswagen’s Polo GTI R5.

Solberg tipped for WRC return in Volkswagen Polo R5

Petter Solberg, the 2003 World Rally champion, is tipped to be part of Volkswagen's driver line-up when its new Polo GT1 R5 makes its WRC debut in Spain next month.

Solberg was nearly forced to stand down due to illness

Triple FIA World Champion Petter Solberg was almost forced to withdraw from the World Rallycross Championship this season through illness, the Norwegian has revealed.

Solberg, Kristoffersson deny conflict rumours amid recent crashes

Volkswagen World Rallycross drivers Petter Solberg and Johan Kristoffersson are adamant there is no conflict in the PSRX team, despite the pair having come together in first corner incidents in the last two rounds.

Barcelona World RX: Ekstrom wins opener amid Solberg woe

Mattias Ekstrom made a comeback to win the opening round of the World Rallycross Championship in Barcelona as polesitter Petter Solberg was forced out of contention at the first corner.

Barcelona World RX: Solberg tops qualifying, Loeb struggles

Former World Rally Champions Petter Solberg and Sebastien Loeb experienced differing fortunes in qualifying at the World Rallycross Championship season opener in Barcelona.

Barcelona World RX: Solberg sets pace as new season begins

Volkswagen driver Petter Solberg continued the PSRX team’s 2017 title-winning form by topping the order in the first day of the new World Rallycross season in Barcelona.

Solberg's Volkswagen-backed Polo RX car revealed

Petter Solberg's Volkswagen-backed World Rallycross team has revealed the revised Polo R Supercar that it will use to defend its drivers' and teams' titles this season.

Race of Champions: Coulthard defeats Solberg to earn title

David Coulthard won the 2018 Race Of Champions, defeating former WRC champion Petter Solberg in the final at the King Fahad International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Solberg eyes WRC return after VW test

Petter Solberg is chasing a return to the WRC after testing Volkswagen’s Polo GTI R5 last week.

Solberg tests Volkswagen's R5 rally car

World Rally champions Petter Solberg and Marcus Gronholm helped conduct the latest test for Volkswagen’s new Polo GTI R5 car in Sweden.

Solberg set for surgery, targets Estering return

Petter Solberg will undergo surgery in Sweden on Monday following the semi-final accident in the Latvian round of the World Rallycross Championship last weekend that put him in hospital. 

Solberg suffers broken collarbone in Latvia crash

Petter Solberg suffered a broken collarbone in the accident that put him out of the Latvian round of the World Rallycross Championship in Riga.

Silverstone reveals 2018 World Rallycross track layout

Silverstone has revealed its new rallycross circuit that will host the World Rallycross Championship in 2018.

Portugal WRX: Solberg leads Ekstrom after qualifying

The PSRX Volkswagen Sweden team continued to dominate the Portuguese round of the World Rallycross Championship at Montalegre, as double champion Petter Solberg finished on top after the qualifying stages.

Solberg's Volkswagen-backed team unveils 2017 World RX car

Double World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg and the PSRX Volkswagen World RX Sweden team revealed its new Volkswagen Motorsport-built Polo GTI Supercar in Stockholm on Monday afternoon.

Solberg begins VW Polo Supercar test programme

Three-time FIA World Champion Petter Solberg has begun testing the Volkswagen Motorsport built Polo RX Supercar he will race in this year’s World Rallycross Championship.

The World beats US in Ryder Cup-style ROC finale

Former WRC champion Petter Solberg ensured 'The World' came out on top against the United States in the final event of the Race of Champions.

Solberg enters Volkswagen tie-up for 2017 World RX campaign

Former WRC champion Petter Solberg has secured a factory alliance with Volkswagen for the 2017 World Rallycross Championship.

Review video: 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship

The six-minute video captures the excitement of the 12-round season which included a star-studded list of new drivers for 2016 including nine-time WRC Champion Sebastien Loeb.

Argentina WRX: Solberg leads the way after shortened first day

Outgoing World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg sits top of the order after the first day of action at the season finale in Argentina, which was cut short due to torrentially wet conditions in Rosario.

Germany WRX: Solberg takes lead as qualifying ends

Having finished only seventh at the end of day one at Estering, Petter Solberg put a pair of fastest times in Q3 and Q4 on Sunday morning, lifting the double World RX Champion to top spot in the Intermediate Classification.

Kristensen, Solberg join Miami ROC line-up

Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen and former World Rally champion Petter Solberg will join Sebastian Vettel in the line-up of next year's Race of Champions in Miami.

Solberg will contest French World RX round after Canada crash

Reigning World Rallycross champion Petter Solberg, who was involved in a finish line accident at the end of the Canadian round three weeks ago, will race in the eighth round of the series this weekend in France.

Solberg escapes serious injury in freak finish line crash

World Rallycross Championship leader Petter Solberg escaped serious injury at Trois-Rivieres in Canada, despite being involved in a heavy accident after the finish line of the World Rallycross finals, on Sunday afternoon.

World RX returns to Hell for round five

Mattias Ekstrom leads the overall drivers’ standings – five points ahead of home favourite, Petter Solberg.

Hockenheim WRX: Ekstrom leads Day 1, Loeb languishing outside top 10

DTM star Mattias Ekstrom topped the order, after the opening day's two qualifying races at Hockenheim, in the World RX season's second round, on Friday.

Portugal WRX: Solberg wins, Loeb fifth on debut

Reigning World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg opened his 2016 campaign with victory at the season-opener Montalegre circuit in Portugal, winning the final.

Montalegre RX preview

A total of 23 flame-spitting Supercars equipped with a staggering 600bhp will go head-to-head in Portugal

Loeb joining World Rallycross "a dream", says Solberg

Petter Solberg says that he has invited former WRC rival Sebastien Loeb to join him in World Rallycross on numerous occasions in the past - and is delighted the Frenchman will be finally tackling the discipline.

Analysis: Could World Rallycross be next stop for Loeb?

Fresh from a stellar maiden outing in the Dakar Rally, Sebastien Loeb is likely to be looking for another new challenge to sink his teeth into - and Jean-Philippe Vennin thinks World Rallycross could be just the place.

Solberg closing on manufacturer deal for 2017

Reigning World Rallycross champion Petter Solberg is working on a deal to elevate his team to manufacturer status for the 2017 season.

Bakkerud wins Italy RX as Peugeot-Hansen seals 2015 teams’ championship

Andreas Bakkerud was also awarded the Monster Energy Super Charge Award for his rapid start off the line.

Solberg and Kristoffersson jointly lead Italy RX after day one

With two heats still remaining plus the semi-finals and the final, it is all to play for tomorrow in Franciacorta.

World RX prepares for final European round in Italy

Franciacorta, in northern Italy, will form the final round of this year’s FIA European Rallycross Championship.

Sweden’s Hansen leads Turkey RX after day one

It is the sixth consecutive event that the Swedish Team Peugeot-Hansen driver has been top qualifier at the end of day one.

World RX travels to Asia for round 11 at Intercity Istanbul Park - video preview

With a 35-point lead over Timmy Hansen, it’s possible that current leader Petter Solberg could wrap up his second drivers’ title this weekend.

Top 10 photos of the week: 2015-09-23

Your weekly dose of top 10 photos from around the world, shot by the award-winning photographers.

Solberg wins Barcelona RX after dominant final

Petter Solberg continues to lead the overall Championship drivers’ standings

Timmy Hansen leads inaugural Barcelona RX

It is the fifth event in a row that the Team Peugeot-Hansen driver is top qualifier (TQ) going into the second day.

World RX drivers meet stars of FC Barcelona

FIA World Rallycross Championship drivers Petter Solberg and Mattias Ekstrom met some of the world’s most famous football players today (Friday 18 September).

Formula One circuit set to host inaugural Barcelona RX

The famous Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, home to both the Spanish F1 and MotoGP races, will host the inaugural Barcelona RX.

Hansen wins Loheac RX for Peugeot at manufacturer’s home race

Points leader Petter Solberg clinched the runner-up spot while Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Dubourg finished third.

World RX prepares for iconic Loheac event in France

Staged in the small Breton village of Loheac in north-west France, a total of 67 cars will go head-to-head at the ninth round of the World Rallycross Championship

Hansen leads World RX crews after day one in Norway

It is the third event in a row that Timmy Hansen has led the World RX drivers after day one.