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In what was somewhat an expected signing, the pairing will join Thierry Neuville and Ott Tanak in the team.

“We are pleased to confirm Dani and Oliver in our third car for next season, alongside Thierry and Ott,” Team Principal, Andrea Adamo expained.

“We think it’s the best compromise between experience and youth, and the ideal mix for a new era of WRC. Not only will Dani drive a selected number of events, but he will also be working with us on events when Oliver steps in.

“His approach to racing and his extensive experience will be a great asset to our team when our learning curve with new regulations will be high. We will have important continuity and mutual trust; it is also good to have new blood like Oliver, alongside the experience that our existing crews will bring.”

Oliver Solberg, son of 2003 World Rally Champion, Petter, is only just 20 years old and will follow in Kalle Rovanpera’s footsteps in having a regular ride in a WRC car at a young age.

He’s looking forward to the opportunity.

“It’s a dream come true to be able to climb into the third WRC car to do selected events together with Dani Sordo. It is really cool. I also have the other team-mates, Thierry and Ott, who are great people to learn from and who have great experience,” the Swede said.

“I’m only just 20, so it’s a huge step so early in my career. I am really looking forward to it, and finding out what events I will do. I am excited to drive the new era of car, the Rally1; it’s definitely a special time to be involved in WRC.”

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Luke is part of the third generation of the RallySport Magazine team and holds a degree in marketing & communications.
Luke is part of the third generation of the RallySport Magazine team and holds a degree in marketing & communications.

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