“Not bad for two old guys?!” exclaimed Petter Solberg standing next to rival Sébastien Loeb at the end of the RallyRACC Catalunya - Rally de España; round 12 of the 2018 WRC. Ordinarily fierce competitors - both Solberg and Loeb looked particularly pleased with their respective performances on the Spanish stages.
While Loeb had claimed a remarkable win in Spain, Petter’s return to stage rally action - his first in six years - witnessed the Norwegian ace lock in a podium finish in the WRC2 category. The switch to rally machinery for the weekend saw Solberg swap his fire spitting 600bhp Volkswagen Polo R World RX Supercar, for a 1.6-litre Volkswagen Polo GTI R5-class car.