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Petter Solberg

Petter Solberg (born 18 November 1974), from Spydeberg in Østfold, is a Norwegian professional rally and rallycross driver. He is the 2014 FIA World Rallycross Championship champion - the first ever - after 5 race wins and 9 podium finishes.

Solberg debuted in the World Rally Championship in 1998 and was signed by the Ford factory team in 1999. The following year, Solberg started his successful partnership with the Subaru World Rally Team.

With the Subaru works team, Solberg finished runner-up to Marcus Grönholm in 2002 and then became the first Norwegian to win the drivers' world title in 2003. In the following two seasons, he finished runner-up to Sébastien Loeb. Following Subaru's withdrawal from the WRC at the end of the 2008 season, Solberg secured private backing to start the Petter Solberg World Rally Team and competed with a Citroën Xsara WRC, a Citroën C4 WRC and a Citroën DS3 WRC. He switched to rallycross after the 2012 season and in 2014 became the inaugural winner of the FIA World Rallycross Championship.

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Petter Solberg (2014)