Oliver Solberg lifts the Rallyx Nordic Championship at last round
Oliver Solberg secured the Rallyx Nordic Championship title driving his father Petter’s former World RX Citroen DS3 Supercar in the final round of the season at Tierp.
It was a race of attrition on a circuit that became increasingly rough and rutted over the course of the day. Solberg started the final on pole position and held on to claim victory. That was despite a congested opening corner as nearest challenger in the points, Oliver Eriksson, retired after contact with Andreas Carlsson on the opening lap.
Olsbergs MSE driver Robin Larsson was reunited with his World Rallycross event-winning Audi A1 and finished second, as Philip Gehrman completed the podium in a Per Eklund-run Volkswagen Beetle.
“I pushed really hard to take the win in Q1 but then in Q2 I had a puncture and in Q3 the rear wheel came off, so I lost three points to Eriksson and I thought ‘now it is going to be tight’,” said Solberg Jr. “When he [Eriksson] came second in his semi-final I felt a bit more relaxed. In the final I had the perfect launch and I braked into the hairpin with the lead, but I was hit from behind. I don’t know how I did it but it worked! It is incredible to win this title. Three wins from six events is fantastic, it has been an amazing season.”