Solberg's been through the set-up experience before, of course, having managed to get his own team together in a matter of weeks when he decided to enter the 2009 WRC season as an independent.
Solberg added that global sports media firm IMG Worldwide taking over as promoter of the RX Championship had been a big factor in deciding to switch to a full-season campaign.
“Those guys know how to make the show,” he said. “We have five rounds of this year's championship being shown live on television. And when three of those five live rounds are in Norway, Sweden and Finland – it makes complete sense for me to be competing here.”
The live coverage - which also includes the final two races of the year in France and Germany - will be provided by satellite broadcaster Viasat. There will also be an hour-long report show and news coverage of the series, and the RX Championship will also feature in IMG's global magazine series Trans World Sport with a household reach of more than 150 million homes around the world.
FIA European Rallycross Championship 2013
, Great Britain – March 31
, Portugal – April 27 2013
,– Hungary – May 25 2013
, Finland – June 8 2013
, Norway – June 15 2013
, Sweden – July 16 2013
, France – August 31 2013
, Austria – September 14 2013
, Germany – September 21 2013