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Second generation rally driver, Oliver Solberg, overcame the handicap of losing his glasses prior to stage two of the Rally di Roma Capitale. Despite this, Solberg made it two ERC1 Junior wins from two starts, “It was fantastic,” said Solberg, son of 2003 World Rally champion Petter Solberg. “A lot to learn when I came into the weekend for sure but, all of a sudden, the pace went quite well. I thought I was going to lose a lot of time, but I built my pace up more and more and came quite close to the guys in the end. "It was good fun to be able to fight on the stages and for the first time on tarmac it was fantastic. "I got a bit sore in my eyes after this long day without my glasses. I need them for the next time so my eyes don’t dry out, but it was okay. “I feel I’ve broken the code to learn how to drive on tarmac, to know the technique and how to drive. "Okay, there’s much more to learn, such as the commitment in the fast stuff, the late braking and taking risk, but this weekend was not about taking risk but having fun and enjoy and drive. I won Rally Liepāja last year first time out so hopefully I can fight for the win this year as well.”

Oliver Solberg bounces on dad Petter's knee during a service break in Rome.

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