Despite all the issues and uncertainties, World Rally Championship still IS the pinnacle of rallying, the ultimate goal for many drivers and teams. To be able to secure a spot in the series is a huge feat, let alone score points or victories. That’s even more so for the private teams and private projects. They used to be the backbone of the Championship, and hopefully they’re coming back with new cars and new exciting projects.
Finnish driver Kristian Sohlberg worked on his WRC return for many months, if not even years. And by work I mean damn hard work. From time to time we exchanged a few tweets, and it was always the same drill: working on things, feeling positive.
And so Kristian worked and worked until, finally, things clicked and he was able to tell the world about it. The story features him and the WRC, so I reckon it’s a dream come true, at last.
Kristian is back, and read on to learn what he’s got to say about it.
Kristian Sohlberg makes a return to the WRC.
After months of hard work the determination by Kristian, he has found support for selected rounds of the WRC next year. Kristian will start his programme with Rally Sweden in the very successful Fiesta R5.
“I am more than delighted to get this opportunity. I have worked hard for years and now finally everything came together. I want to thank Ken Rees for this opportunity, and the Autotek team for making this possible. This however could not have been achieved without support from some great sponsors. Its been 6 years since my last rally in the WRC. I heard only positive things about the R5, so I really look forward in getting in the car,” said Kristian.
On recent events this car has proved itself to be the future of the WRC with many top ten finishes and very big manufacture interest. The car will be run and maintained on event by Autotek, the very experienced company who have already had much success with the Fiesta R5 on recent WRC events. As Kristian finalises his plans for 2014, he looks forward to being back out on the stages and entertaining the fans.
More information will be released closer to the event.