The article below, from “Race Of Champions” website, gets you right in the feels. The 2003 WRC champ (at the wheel of a Subaru WRX no less) teamed up yesterday with his WRC racing son, to take on the best in the world at this year’s Nation’s Cup.
Team Norway’s father-and-son duo of world rally aces Petter Solberg and Oliver Solberg are celebrating after they took a stunning family victory in the ROC Nations Cup on the ice of Sweden’s Pite Havsbad.
On a sunny afternoon on the frozen Baltic Sea just 100 km from the Arctic Circle, legends from the world’s biggest motor sport series teamed up in pairs to battle for national and regional pride.
In the first heat Petter beat seven-time NASCAR Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson, who suffered a mechanical problem. Oliver then defeated IndyCar’s youngest race winner Colton Herta before he jumped straight into the Porsche for the next heat – with four-time F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel in the passenger seat.
That’s when Johnson hit back with a win of his own, forcing the match into a fourth heat. But Petter struck the decisive blow with victory over Herta, sealing the ROC Nations Cup final for Team Norway.