Flying faster and further than ever before, Oliver Solberg locked in another stunning victory last weekend - in what is turning out to be a truly sensational season so far. The 2019 Rally Estonia is is classified as an official World Rally Championship Promotional Event – and is used widely by the world’s leading WRC manufacturers and drivers as a warm-up for next month’s Neste Rally Finland.
Oliver led from the first stage (by 14.8 seconds), and nobody got close to him for the following 14 stages and won by 1m28.5s.The entry for Shell Helix Rally Estonia is arguably the strongest national field outside of the WRC calendar with more top-line factory drivers than any other domestic event in the world.
Without a doubt, it was Oliver’s biggest test yet. Certainly, the biggest since he re-wrote history in the FIA European Rally Championship – when Oliver won Rally Liepãja (Latvia, May 25/26) to become the youngest winner of the world’s oldest rally championship.
When Oliver and co-driver Aaron Johnston reached the finish almost a minute and a half ahead of his nearest class rival and only 24 seconds behind the last of the fastest World Rally Cars ever made, the 17 year old Norwegian ace couldn’t have been happier.