This biographical article related to Welsh sports is a stub. The overall performance of the Impreza and knowing it can win was a very big part of my choice. Ninth in World Rally Championship with one podium. Sixth in World Rally Championship with two podiums. After a lot of bad luck, including retiring while leading in Finland, he eventually finished the season 8th overall in the Supercars category. Group 4 ICM —72 Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila 8.
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His results, though, proved patchy in comparison to Loeb.
Join prime To view in hi-res Slide show. After retiring from Rally FinlandSolberg decided solberh miss Australia to concentrate on finding a more competitive car.
Engine problems force Solberg out
Rally Mexico 3—5 March — Results and report. Swedish Rally 3—5 February — Results and report. Petter SolbergJohan Kristoffersson Round 1 in Monte-Carlo saw Solberg’s first podium finishing in third. The overall performance ssolberg the Impreza and knowing it can win was a very big part of my choice. Retrieved 24 May Subaru Rally Team Australia. Latvala did no serious mistakes and took his 3rd WRC win by 2. Petter has proven to be as much a team player as he is a fast driver.
Retrieved 12 December Ninth in World Rally Championship with one podium.
He switched to rallycross after the season and in became the inaugural winner of the FIA World Rallycross Championshipafter five race wins and nine podium finishes. For the athlete and co-diver, see Phillip Mills.
Petter Solberg – Wikipedia
The progress we’ve demonstrated in the past six months is only the start and we’re very confident of maintaining the momentum. Petter retires from leg”.
At this stage our strategy for next year is not confirmed. I must say when I won Rally GB last year, and the team atmosphere when we came into service – that was the moment. Mills later served as a co-driver for Elfyn Evans in the Tour de Corsefilling in for Daniel Barritt who suffered a concussion during the Rally Mexico.
Retrieved 4 October Maybe I could have switched teams, and perhaps got into another car that could win straight away, but there would be no feeling or passion about that. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Petter Solberg.
Retrieved 24 March If I feel I’m not doing the job well, if I’m not quick enough anymore, then I’d quit anyway. Obviously the first priority for us has to be to sign a driver who can win rallies and championships, and having worked with Petter for the last three years we’re perhaps in the best position to make that judgement about his talent.
Mitsubishi Paris West Team. Views Read Edit View history. He won the first round at Portugal, and got three further podiums and a total of eight top 5 finishes, finishing 4th in the overall standings.
2006 World Rally Championship
This result put Solberg second in the Driver’s Championship standings, 1 point ahead of Hirvonen and 6 points ahead of Latvala, but a full 40 points after Loeb, with 4 out of 13 rallies completed. The three-year deal reflects two things – our confidence in Petter and Subaru’s commitment to a long-term future in rallying. This page was last edited on 4 Octoberat He is the younger brother to Henning Solberg.
This biographical article related to British rallying is a stub. Will the security of a three-year contract alter your approach to rallies at all?