A Solberg, a Subaru, a stage rally win. History repeating itself, or just the way it’s supposed to be? We think both. This time it’s the younger generation taking the silverware though, and there’s no sign of any let off.
In only Oliver Solberg’s second ever event with Subaru Motorsports USA, the 17 year old dominated the 2019 DirtFish Olympus Rally, by recording the fastest time of nine of of the 12 forest stages in the state of Washington.
“This is only my second ever gravel rally in a four-wheel drive car,” said Oliver. “So I’m still learning everything, really; learning to drive first on the road was just another lesson on this rally. Seriously though, I knew it would be tough – David had told me this was the worst rally of the season to be first on the road. And then I found out I would be there!”
“Honestly, this is such an emotional moment for me,” continued Oliver, moments after stepping down from celebrating on the roof of the Subaru, complete with its famous blue and yellow livery. “When we got to the end of the last stage, it was like a dream had come true for me. My mom was first to the car and then dad… you know we have all worked hard for this and I have a lot to thank those guys for. Us Solbergs, we’re an emotional family and this was an incredible, incredible moment for us all.