Solberg to race full FIA Euro RX season

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

Lydden Hill, Great Britain – March 31
Montealegre, Portugal – April 27 2013
Nyriad,– Hungary – May 25 2013
Kouvola, Finland – June 8 2013
Hell, Norway – June 15 2013
Holjes, Sweden – July 16 2013
Loheac, France – August 31 2013
Greinbach, Austria – September 14 2013
Buxtehude, Germany – September 21 2013

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