Works drive for Solberg in Monte Carlo Rally
- 7th December 2010, 8:54am
"I was very surprised when Olivier Quesnel, director of Citroën Racing and Peugeot Sport, contacted me and asked if I would be a guest-driver for the 2011 IRC Rallye Monte-Carlo in January," Solberg said.
"Of course I had to accept! The manufacturer team will run the car, and they wanted to hire me for this event to secure a good result for the team. As for me, this means more competitive kilometres in a rally car and a new experience, as I have not entered an IRC event before. There is also live coverage of some of the stages, which will be exciting.
"This is a one–time arrangement, and I have no plans for a future in the IRC. My plan is still to be in the WRC, and fight for the championship in 2011."
Rallye Monte-Carlo starts in Valence on January 19 and ends in Monaco on the 22nd. A ong with Petter there will be five other cars run by the French Manufacturer, which is a part of PSA Peugeot Citroën.
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