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Married ... with Motorsports

Petter Solberg’s last appearance in the World Rally Championship came back in 2012. But in a few days, at the end of October, the 2003 world champion returns – in a Polo GTI R5. As always, he can count on the support of his motorsport-mad family.

Married... with Motorsport
Family bliss (from left): Pernilla, Oliver and Petter Solberg together at the racetrack.
The good old days: In Autocross, Petter’s parents Terje and Tove swore by the Beetle for many years.
Tamiya Cup 1987: Petter’s motorsport career began with radio-controlled cars – here too, he was very successful.
Family happiness in the snow: The Solbergs in front of their farm in Mitandersfors, Sweden.
Rally Finland 2000: Pernilla and Petter pose skilfully in front of their equipment.
Start early: Oliver Solberg at daddy's place of work.
Pernilla and Petter’s wedding, with the Walfridsson and Solberg families.
New job for Petter: Rallycross provides non-stop action for drivers and fans alike.
World champions! Petter Solberg’s team, PSRX Volkswagen Sweden, wins all four WRX titles in 2017 and 2018.
Always keeping a watchful eye: Pernilla Solberg holds the reins for PSRX Volkswagen Sweden and her son Oliver.
Proud father: Oliver can give his dad, Petter, a run for his money when it comes to speed.
Two champions: 38 years after his grandfather Per-Inge Walfridsson, Oliver Solberg celebrates his first Rallycross title.
The comeback: After six years away, Petter Solberg returns to the World Rally Championship – in the Polo GTI R5.