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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulland View Post
    Hopefully no more Pro series.

    Solberg Clan is currently mostly using VAG products. Subaru as they use in the US, have no model apart from BRZ (GT86) that can be used for Rally, even that one has some limitations.

    If VAG has plans for Rally, once it turns Hybrid/Electric, they should sign Oliver now.
    If not, I would say that Ford should sign him, thinking future WRC drive.

    The Hyundai R5 also need to be evolved to be a winner, they could also be in the market for a two step program for Oliver.

    My bet as of today would be VAG as number 1, and Ford as number 2 in low odds!
    Using i20 R5 would damage Oliver's chances to be a top driver significantly and while so it cannot make the flawed car any better.

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    I think he is very happy with the Polo, and Petter still has a good relationship with VW, so might be a possibility for a R5 WRC2 campaign.

    But as things have started for the new Fiesta, MSport might want to sign Oliver already now!

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    If Skoda continue they will need someone to replace Kalle. I don’t know who else they would go for, Gryazin maybe.

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    Oliver Solberg won Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally, a round of American Rally Association National Championship. Solberg, who is a Subaru USA driver, was 55 seconds faster than the famous Brithish driver David Higgins. Third was Barry McKenna from Ireland and fourth Piotr Fetela from Poland. The first American driver was down in the 5th position

    Final results of 43. WASTE MANAGEMENT SUSQUEHANNOCK TRAIL PERFORMANCE RALLY:
    1. Oliver Solberg/Aaron Johnston (N/GB) Subaru WRX STI 2:10.38,9
    2. David Higgins/Craig Drew (GB) Subaru WRX STI +55,4
    3. Barry McKenna/Andy Hayes (IRL) Ford Fiesta S2000 Turbo +13.00,8
    4. Piotr Fetela/Dominik Jóźwiak (PL) Ford Fiesta Proto +17.25,9
    5. Cameron Steely/Preston Osborn (USA) Subaru Impreza WRX STI +21.31,2
    6. Seamus Burke/Martin Brady (IRL) Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +23.57,6
    7. Martin Donnelly/Andrew Browne (IRL) Ford Fiesta R5 +26.32,3
    8. Nathan Usher/Marianna Usher (USA) Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon +33.35,0
    9. Michael Hooper/Claudia Barbera (USA/I) Lexus IS 350 +35.28,4
    10. Jonathan Kramer/Jason Smith (USA) Subaru Impreza +35.53,9

    American Rally Association National Championship standings:
    1. Higgins 114 ,
    2. Fetela 84 ,
    McKenna 84,
    4. Solberg 75,
    5. Steely 71,
    6. Pastrana 31,
    7. Seehorn 26,
    8. Burke 23,
    9. Miller 20,
    Wallingford 20.

    A bunch of photos and video can be found at https://twitter.com/oliversolberg01

    http://www.rallymadness.prv.pl - rally photos and movies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarek Z View Post
    Solberg won ... a round of American Rally Association National Championship. ... famous Brithish driver David Higgins. ... from Ireland and fourth Piotr Fetela from Poland.
    Really American championship Looks like you did everything in Europe - go to America and became a champion a few times again.

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    There's one factory team and to compete against that you need a lot of money and personal interest. Luckily there are several British, Irish and Polish millionaires slumming in the US that also love to drive or sponsor rally.

    74 entries isn't too bad, either. I only hope I can spare time for the last rally at the end of October. Lake Superior starts to get snow around then.

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    Lokks like roads and rallies are very good, but rally is not a typical US sport where you can see everything sitting in one place. But with the right names, right cars (R2, R4 and R5 + open class) in addition the right PR it sure has potential.

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    It´s not only PR. That´s a minor part.

    If you didn´t get it; this is an important part of Olivers education. I woudn´t be surpriced if he smashes all WRC2 Pros and WRC2 guys in Wales. I think even not Kalle had this massive experience before taking part in WRC circus...
    "Reis vas pät pat kaar vas kut"
    Tommi Mäkinen, back in the years...

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    "Born2Drive" - a documentary movie about Oliver Solberg is going to have its European premiere at the Warsaw Film Festival in Poland.
    Details at:
    https://wff.pl/en/film/born2drive-35
    http://www.rallymadness.prv.pl - rally photos and movies!

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    Oliver 18y today.

    Let´s if he will do all remaining WRC2019 events.
    "quattro best 4wd rallycar ever"

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