Turning 18 is an exciting time. In most places around the world it represents a landmark moment. A chance to stand up and be counted as an adult. Amongst other things, you can - no not that - vote, get married, get a tattoo, buy a house, go skydiving, or even compete in the World Rally Championship. Ok, so the last one in this instance only applies if your surname is Solberg.
Oliver Solberg that is. Not Petter.
Because 2020 is going to be a huge year for the young Norwegian. Having turned 18 just a handful of months ago; the coming season marks his first full time competition stint as an adult professional rally driver. And as rallying’s hottest property, this particular 18 year old has big plans for what he sees as the most important 12 months of his driving career so far…
“This year is the most important of my career,” explains an undaunted Oliver - looking ahead to the prospect of a world-wide rally season. “It’s a season where I as a driver, and my team together, can get a lot of experience at almost all of the World Rally Championship rounds. It’s going to be invaluable for my future career making the step up at this level. We’ll get to maximise time in the car, learn a lot in terms of driving, technical aspects, and push ourselves at this high level of competition.”