Welcome to Rally Flashback, where we look at previous versions of the upcoming round of the World Rally Championship. Rally Sweden is one of the classic rounds of the WRC, and the only winter rally on this years calendar. This year the conditions will feature less snow and more ice/gravel, possibly similar to what we…
Just look at this picture of Petter Solberg and tell me he's not a cartoon superhero come to life.
2003 World Rally Champion and reigning 2014 World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg may end up back in the World Rally Championship next year. Two words, Solberg: DO IT.
We're big fans of Petter Solberg around these parts and, for most of us, big fans of the Volvo 240. Combine the two and you have lovely, hoontastic gold.
This is Petter Solberg sliding his Ford Fiesta WRC car absolutely, unbelievably sideways on a fast, snowy turn in Rally Sweden 2012. That is, this is possibly the greatest save I have ever seen.
Top-level rally cars keep getting better and better, but unfortunately they are not getting Subaru-er. So here's Petter Solberg testing a Subaru Impreza WRX STi WRC in Finland back in 2008.
Rallying is some of the toughest racing in the world. Drivers have to tackle changing weather conditions and roads that vary from gravel to dirt to tarmac. There are blind corners lined with trees and people throughout. It's not for the feint of heart.
It's mesmerizing. WRC champ Petter Solberg, practicing in the Finnish gravel, pure engine noise. One of the best rally videos we've seen.
There's driving off road, and then there's driving off road. Petter Solberg did the latter at Rally France on Saturday when he pulled off one of the more spectacular crashes we've seen in a long time.
They call Norwegian world rally champion Petter Solberg "Mr. Hollywood" for a good reason. When he wants to promo his own stunt show, he gets tanks, the Norwegian army, a helicopter, explosions, some drifting rally cars and the most awesomely slow-mo footage to grace YouTube.
Rally legend "Hollywood" Petter Solberg's garage in Sweden isn't filled with top-of-mast supercars. Instead, it's all kinds of rally awesome only. It's tight quarters, so don't expect wide-angle imagery. But a glimpse of a fender sometimes speaks volumes.
Originally created as a homologation special for the World Rally Championship, the Subaru WRX has always had its roots deep in rally competition. So from the moment we first laid eyes on the 2008 Impreza WRX STI, we were anxious to see what was in store for the full-on WRC-spec race car. Subaru teased us in Frankfurt…
WRC rallyest, Petter Solberg may have placed no higher than sixth in this past weekend's Monte Carlo Rally, but we hear his trademark hoonage made him quite the crowd favorite during the final superspecial on the streets of Monaco. In lieu of proper Monte Carlo clips from that round, we present footage from a…