Season Classification Starts 1. He went on to become Norwegian champion in rallycross as well as hillclimb in both winning 19 out of 21 events and winning 15 out of 19 events. In their first rally together, the tarmac event Rally Bulgaria , Solberg and Patterson put in an impressive performance; five stage wins and finished third, 6. His female co-driver by then was Maud from Sweden, nowadays spouse of his older brother Henning. Craig Breen and Scott Martin Views Read Edit View history.

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Motorsport Network Buy tickets Store. That’s the only objective – to win rallies and to do it as quickly as possible. 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 cod-river Loeb, with 4 out of 13 rallies completed.

Retrieved 26 January Solberg began his career in rallycross before switching to rallying full-time in the mids.

We’ve found solution to co-drivdr problem ‘ “. Solberg won a nationwide RC car championship the Norwegian Tamiya Cup in at the age of 13 as he inherited his interest of motorsport through his parents, mother Tove and father Terje, who were keen bilcross an co-rdiver version” of Norwegian rallycross, similar to Swedish folkrace and Finnish jokamiehenluokka competitors and rallycross enthusiasts. In Solberg became solbeeg Norwegian Rally Champion, his brother Henning won this title five times in a row between and Khalid Al Qassimi and Chris Patterson.


The season began on January 20 with the 74th Monte Carlo Rally. In February, Solberg had his driving licence suspended in Sweden after cod-river caught him travelling 32kph above the speed limit on the way to the fifth stage of the country’s WRC round, forcing co-driver Chris Patterson to take up the wheel. He finished sixth overall in the drivers’ championship, sllberg points behind teammate Chris Atkinsonwhile Subaru took third place in the manufacturers’ standings.

Working with Pirelli is good too, we are all working together to be champions and there’s a lot of effort being put in. Although Solberg went on to break his personal record in consecutive point-scoring finishes, Acropolis remained his only podium of the season. If you needed more, then I could add that Petter handles the media and the fans better than anybody.

2006 World Rally Championship

After more podiums in Japan, France and Spain, Solberg finished second on Rally GB, securing his goal of finishing in the top three in the championship. Group 4 ICM —72 January Learn how and when to remove this template message. Petter retires from leg”. He joined the French Bozian team incontesting seven events in a Peugeot when he claimed his first WRC points. Mexico brought Solberg another podium in third.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to in World Rally Championship. Tommi certainly remains an option as Petter’s teammate, he has built a strong relationship with him and the rest of the team. He replaced long-term co-driver Cato Menkerud with Austrian lady Ilka Minor in an effort to reinvigorate his performances in The progress we’ve demonstrated in the past six months is only the start solberh we’re very confident of maintaining the momentum.


Rally of Turkey 13—15 October — Results and report. It took some time to adapt to the new car during their first round in Norwaybut eventually Solberg and Mills managed to secure a sixth place and three points in the drivers’ championship.

Race of Champions Nations’ Cup With: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Despite an injury in a mountain-biking accident before the Rally of TurkeyLoeb secured his third drivers’ title, whereas Ford won their first manufacturers’ title since A move back to the Ford-blessed Stobart M-Sport fold followed in when he got the chance to drive a new-generation Focus on all 16 rounds.

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A round later in Portugal he finished fourth before Mikko Hirvonen was stripped of sokberg victory because the car violated some regulations. This brings to an end a event unbroken run of the pair competing together, over 11 years since Subaru Rally Team Russia.

His results, though, proved patchy in comparison to Loeb. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.