RX: Team are the true heroes here, says Solberg

Former WRC Champion Petter Solberg says his World RX victory in Canada was only possible thanks to his team and mechanics: “I would never have won without them...”
Former WRC Champion Petter Solberg has paid homage to his mechanics after winning the World RX event in Canada.

'Hollywood' dominated the seventh round in the 2014 FIA World Rallycross Championship and speaking afterwards admitted it would just not have happened without the work and dedicated of his team.

“It was a fantastic day, winning three heats out of four, the semi-final and the final. I wanted this kind of result after the last round in Belgium, where broken rear suspension robbed me of victory. But, driving was only part of the win this time,” he confirmed.

“This win came from behind the scenes. This win was for the team and for my mechanics. I must say, they are the true heroes here. These guys who wear the PSRX overalls are the best in the world and I'm proud to have them with me. They made sure I could win this one.

"This was the first time we did a whole round in one day and the mechanics were so busy they couldn't even get a bite to eat! I would never have won without them.”

Solberg now leads the championship by 20 points, but knows there is still some way to go yet before he is crowned Champion.

“The job's not done yet,” continued the former Crash.net columnist. “We still have five World RX rounds left this year. And we have a lot of work to keep the car competitive. [But] the good news is, I have the best team in the world to do that work!”

“We're winning again and to fly home leading the championship is just fantastic!” he continued. “Equally, I know a lot about the way things can turn around, so I take nothing for granted.

"My dream is to become the first world champion on four wheels in two different motorsports. We will continue to fight hard for that dream to come true.”

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Petter Solberg. Canada. FIA World Rallycross Championship.
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