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SOLBERG HONOURED AT FIA PRIZE-GIVING

Norway’s Petter Solberg was awarded the FIA World Rallycross Championship trophy at the FIA prize-giving on Friday evening in Paris, where Team Peugeot-Hansen displayed one of its title winning Peugeot 208 WRXs and Susann Hansen collected the teams' championship award.

Also in attendance at the prestigious event were Sweden’s Timmy Hansen and Johan Kristoffersson, who claimed the trophies for finishing second and third respectively in the drivers' championship. The evening celebrated winners from across FIA World Championship motorsport, including Formula One, World Rally, World Endurance and World Touring Car.

“Every time you win something, it’s something you’ve dreamt about, something you’ve been fighting for. I’ve got a lot of friends here [at the FIA Awards], so it’s very special,” said Solberg. “You have to give 110 % all the time. As every driver, this is the life we lead and we have passion for this. You have to enjoy every second; it’s part of life and an adventure. As long as I’m good and fit, and I still have the passion, I will keep on pushing and fight hard. This is fantastic.”

On Saturday evening, Solberg returned to Norway for the Norwegian Awards Gala, where he was recognised for his World RX achievements and his son Oliver claimed his second place trophy for the his 125cc cross kart championship success. Also awarded at the event for his achievements in the FIA European Rallycross Championship this season was Norway’s Tommy Rustad, who claimed the Euro RX title at the final round in Italy.

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