Oscar Solberg left the first round as the championship leader – claiming a scorching win on the Border Counties Rally. A few retirements and mechanical failures pegged the Norwegian back in the middle part of the season but a second place on the Ulster has re-fired his championship aspirations. Solberg needs two wins and retirements from the other two to claim the prize – a tall order but the Scandinavian is up for the challenge.
“I need to win on the Isle of Man and I will be going flat out from the start. I think I can do it and then we will have to see on everyone else but William [Creighton] and Callum [Devine] will be quick but I need to be quicker! The event looks really cool and I am looking forward to the competition – everyone will be going 110% to try and win the final rounds.”