WRC Stars Show Off at Solberg Extreme MotorShow

Until making a final decision on whether to continue his career in the World Rally Championship in 2011 or drive elsewhere for the upcoming campaign, former WRC champion Petter Solberg took part in the Solberg Extreme MotorShow during the course of last weekend, an event held within the Telenor Arena in Oslo, Norway.

For the second edition of the aforementioned event, Petter was joined by brother Henning in the Friday thru Sunday action, while several other figures of the world rallying scene showed up in Oslo. Mikko Hirvonen, Dani Sordo, Mads Ostberg, Gigi Galli, Tommi Makinen and Juha Kankunen all competed in the Race of Champions-like event, which was eventually won by Ostberg in his Subaru Impreza WRC.

The Telenor Arena, normally used to host the home football matches of Norwegian Premier League side Stabaek, was covered with asphalt and featured a specially-designed circuit (prone to high jumps) on which Solberg's friends battled for the best racer of the weekend.

Apart from the aforementioned rally drivers, also present at the event were Armin Schwarz (who competed on no less than 3 cars over the weekend, the legendary Audi Quattro S1 and 2 Lancias from the '80s), FMX-biker Andre Villa and several drifting stars from Japan and Norway.

It was incredible again. It's been such a good show. We sold a lot of tickets for Friday, when it was just qualifying and practice, but on Saturday it was a complete sell out. And everything was perfect this time, everything was on time, it was a great show,” said Solberg, according to Autosport.

The event was attended by no less than 15,000 fans, which raised the possibility of a potential Solberg Extreme MotorShow switch from Oslo to a bigger venue in Stockholm in 2011.
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