HVAAL JOINS SOLBERG FOR WORLD RX
Thursday 19th of December 2013
Double RallycrossRX event winner Alexander Hvaal has teamed up with Petter Solberg for 2014 FIA World Rallycross Championship.
The pair will form the Petter Solberg World Rallycross Team and will challenge for both the drivers and team championships in the series.
Hvaal won the final two rounds of the FIA European Rallycross Championship in 2013 driving a Hansen Motorsport Citroen DS3, but has made the switch to Solberg for 2014.
“If you want to become the best driver, you have to aim high and learn from the best driver there is,” said Hvaal. “Now I’m getting my chance with Petter Solberg. I feel very honored and privileged to take on such an important role in the world's best and most professional rallycross team.”
Hvaal, 21, will drive the Citroen DS3 that Solberg raced in RallycrossRX this year and Solberg will race a brand new car. Both cars are currently under construction ahead of a busy testing and development schedule.
“There’s undoubtedly a lot of talent in Alexander,” said Solberg. “On top of that, he is a very likeable and humble person. With enough time and opportunity to learn, I’m sure he’s set for a very successful future in rallycross. We’re going to use our time well before the season starts to develop the world's best rallycross team into something even bigger and better. With Alexander joining us, we took another big step forwards towards that goal.”
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