El coronavirus came to the Norwegian's family Petter Solberg, world champion of WRC in 2003 and RallyCross en 2014 y 2015. The former pilot tested positive for COVID-19 and that has had consequences in the sports campaign of his son Oliver, that by narrow contract will stay out of the Sardinia Rally, fifth date of the World Cup of the specialty that will be held on 3 al 6 de junio.
Oliver Solberg, 19, debuted this year in the category in which his father shone as Hyundai team driver. It premiered at the Arctic rally from Finland in February and was ready for his second engagement. However, he must remain in Porto (Portugal) for the next 14 days to comply with the quarantine required by the Portuguese government.
“I am disappointed with this news. I'm a bit devastated… But we've seen in the last year what the coronavirus can do. My dad is fine, with a little fever "Oliver acknowledged Motorsport.
“It is really difficult to accept this situation, but it will be time for my next rally with that incredible Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC. We have these rules and regulations for a reason and that reason is to try to stop the spread of this thing. "added the fledgling pilot.
The situation of the Solbergs became known a few days after the sanction that the International Automobile Federation also Norwegian Ole-Christian Veiby, a WRC2 participant, who was suspended for six months for not respecting anti-COVID-19 protocols.