Sol­berg is Hol­ly­wood

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I was thrilled to read that Pet­ter Sol­berg has landed him­self a de­cent deal with VW to con­tinue in the World Ral­ly­cross Cham­pi­onship in 2017 and be­yond ( Motorsport News, Jan­uary 11).

The cham­pi­onship’s pro­mot­ers IMG must be pretty pleased too, be­cause he cer­tainly is the box of­fice draw when it comes to en­gag­ing with the fans and help­ing to take the sport to a new level.

The World Ral­ly­cross Cham­pi­onship is rapidly be­com­ing my favourite type of rac­ing: big names, great events and su­perb rac­ing.

With Sebastien Loeb join­ing the se­ries too in 2016, plus the reg­u­lar fron­trun­ners like Mat­tias Ek­strom, the level at the head of the field is very high. If only we could add Jen­son But­ton into this mix too (please), then the cat­e­gory could go even fur­ther.

The only down­side is the loss of Ly­d­den Hill on the cal­en­dar. It is the home of the sport, very ac­ces­si­ble to those who want to come from main­land Europe and has an at­mos­phere all of its own.

I just hope Sil­ver­stone, the new UK venue, can live up to the hype. Ja­son Lowe Via email

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