Posted Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 10:17pm

Teenage Solberg to re-live father’s WRC Safari Rally dream

Racing in the 2021 WRC Safari Rally scheduled for June 24-27 in Kenya will be a dream come true for Swedish-Norwegian teenager driver Oliver Solberg.

The 19-year-old was not yet born when his father Petter Solberg debuted at the event in 1999 in a Ford Focus.

Then aged 24 and one of the youngest in Ford’s team at the time, the elder Solberg finished a credible fifth.

And having grown around racing machines, the younger Solberg is keen on emulating his father by making an impact at Africa’s most prestigious rally as part of the expected international field that will take part in the 2021 Safari.

“It is one of my dream races to do. My father has a lot of memories and stories and I have seen a lot of adventures that are there. I think it will be an amazing experience so for sure my dream is to go to the Safari Rally,” Oliver told the event’s Facebook channel on Thursday.