Henning Solberg and his co-driver Ilka Minor became 5th in WRC Rally Finland. They have started the rally with the new Skoda Fabia R5 EVO. The new Skoda was expected to be very competitive in the fast stages of Rally Finland. A broken wheel at SS7 caused a very big-time loss for the duo and they have completed the first day 6th in WRC2. By the morning stages on Saturday, they started to improve their pace but a power steering issue made them slow down in SS13 nevertheless they were 5th in WRC2 when they have reached the service area. They have completed the 3-day long rally in P5 at WRC2 and got valuable points for the championship. The next rally of the duo will be WRC Rally Turkey.
Henning Solberg completed the WRC Rally Portugal on podium with his experienced co-driver Ilka Minor. In one of the toughest rounds of World Rally Championship, the duo kept their pace until the end of the rally and followed the strategy to be on podium. After the first stages, they were P6 in WRC2 but climbed to P3 in WRC2 among 16 other WRC2 drivers by the end of the rally.
Toksport WRT drivers completed the second round of World Rally Championship in Sweden. Toksport WRT had 3 cars driven by, Yigit Timur, Henning Solberg and Eyvind Brynildsen. The experienced Henning Solberg / Ilka Minor duo completed the rally in 7th position at WRC2 following their teammate Eyvind Brynildsend / Veronica Engan just by 1.2 seconds who completed the rally 6th at WRC2. Toksport WRT’s new driver Yigit Timur was on the wheel of the third Skoda Fabia R5 car and it was his first experience on WRC snow stages. Timur completed the rally in P14 at WRC2 and he said ” I had my first World Rally Championship experience this weekend at WRC Rally Sweden. I had 4 days of adventure with our new car and my new co-driver Maxime Vilmot. While we were getting used to driving on snow, geography, new car and new note system we stuck in the snowbank couple of times and we had to do a super rally. It was the biggest and the hardest race I’ve ever participated in, I had the chance to learn a lot of things during this rally. “
Rally Hadeland is over and Henning Solberg took the 3rd position. He was first on the road and he had to clear the stages from the heavy snow. This cost him a lot of time and the chance of fight for the lead . Eyvind Brynildsen followed Solberg just by 5.7 seconds and completed the rally in 4th position. Eyvind was leading the rally but in the fifth stage he spun and lost the lead and chances for podium. Yigit Timur was unlucky with his first experience on snow. He went off the road and couldn’t complete the rally. He said ” It was our first experience on snow and we had the opportunity to try different setups on our car. In the penultimate stage of the rally , my co-driver got hurt from a high speed jump and we stucked in a snow bank due to lack of concentration. We managed to recover the car but we decided not to continue to rally and headed back to service area. We are still happy to have this experience before WRC Rally Sweden.”
2nd place for Henning Solberg and Ilka Minor at Sigdalsrally 2019. In the first rally of the season for the duo, it was a good test before the WRC Rally Sweden to see the setup of the car. The rally had 8 stages with a longest one of 16,8 km all on snow and ice. The setup and the pace gave a good idea for the similar conditions of Rally Sweden.
Henning Solberg and His Co-driver Ilka Minor completed 6th in WRC2 class at 54th RallyRACC. It was the first tarmac event for Henning after 6 years but he kept his pace even on slippery tarmac despite the rain on second day. The Norwegian driver completed the rally 17th overall and 6th in WRC2. The next rally of Solberg-Minor duo will be WRC Rally Sweden 2019
Henning Solberg and co-driver Ilka Minor drove their Skoda Fabia R5 to a sensational sixth place in the overall classification and won RC2 group. Chris Ingram/Ross Whittock due who made their WRC2 debut conquered third place of the WRC 2 category and finished in ninth position overall. By this result, Henning has the best result for Skoda Fabia R5 so far.