World Rally Championship

No drive for Petter Solberg in 2013


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    Keith Collantine


    Petter Solberg has confirmed he won’t be racing in the WRC next year:

    I have said I am willing to drive for free, but at this point, I will not pay to drive.


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    Ryan Williams


    Such a loss to the WRC. Hopefully the rumours of him planning a European & Global Rallycross effort are true


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    No champions doing a full season then.


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    I’m not surprised when you see the amount of zeros on the end of the average budget I found after a quick Google search! Lets hope he can find something in a European rally championship or Rallycross. He also toyed with the idea of a WTCC drive a few years ago.


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    Prisoner Monkeys


    Eh, Solberg has been past his prime for a few years now.


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    Always good to see the young guns like Ogier and Ostberg getting into the game but I feel that there’s a place for a solid (albeit past his prime) driver like him running alongside and coaching the next generation of drivers.

    He’s quite the character and will be missed if he’s out next season.


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    Prisoner Monkeys


    If Solberg was to take on a mentoring role, he could probably do that better out of the car than in. In the car, he’d have his own performances to worry about.


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    I have always been fond of Petter…


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    No Solberg’s at all is sad. They’re both great characters :)

    Doesn’t surprise me though, that was my main concern when Ford announced their exit.

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