Petter Solberg is thinking about to return to WRC, after done a test with Volkswagen in Sweden.
The 2003 WRC champion completed more than 250 km last week in a test with the german team in northern Sweden. He did it with a Volkswagen ‘s Polo GTI R5. Honestly, the car was fantastic,” said Solberg. “It was really nice to drive, really predictable and easy to drive – this is so important for the R5 car.
About the questions of his return to WRC he answered: ”now I have done the test in that car, I really want to drive one in competition. I don’t know when it might be possible and we didn’t really talk about it yet [with Volkswagen], but I would love to do that.”
After leaved the championship in 2012 when we compete with Ford, Solberg went to Fia World Rallycross Championship. There, Norwegian driver won three time the title. Furthermore, he helped his son Oliver to begin his trajectory in the world of rallys. Petter admitted that he would love to be in the same rally as his son: “if Oliver does the event, it would be a really nice story to be competing there as well”.
Solberg also affirmed he didn’t bring less pressure because of compete in WRC2. “There’s always pressure if you are competing in the world championship. The competition is good there anyway, but I would bring my own pressure to myself.”
Before any possible return to WRC, Solberg and his wife Pernilla will be back aboard an RS1800 for another Rally Sweden Historic outing on February 16/17.