Oliver Solberg Announces 2024 Plans

December 21, 2023Joe Moore

Oliver Solberg has announced his plans for the 2024 World Rally Championship season. Find out all you need to know below. 

What Are Solberg’s 2024 Plans?

Oliver Solberg will once again pilot a Sköda Fabia for the 2024 World Rally Championship season. This is the same car he used last season on his way to finishing 6th in the WRC2 championship. Solberg had some promising drives last season. He was also arguably the fastest driver at every round he competed in. Which ended up being all but two rounds, the Central European Rally and Rally Japan. Solberg claimed wins at Rally Sweden and Rally Chile. 

A Slight Disappointment

It had been rumoured that Solberg was a contender to get a drive with M-Sport next season. However, that obviously didn’t happen. M-Sport had previously talked to Solberg before the 2023 season after he and Hyundai parted ways. However, M-Sport’s offer wasn’t what Solberg was looking for. Instead the then 21-year-old opted to drive the WRC2 class for the season. In hopes a strong performance would land him a slot back in a Rally1 car. The reason why Solberg didn’t get a drive with M-Sport this season is likely due to sponsorships. As Solberg is sponsored by Monster Energy whilst M-Sport is sponsored by Redbull. Nevertheless, the goal heading into this season will be the same as last season, try to win the WRC2 championship and try to land a Rally1 drive for 2025. 

What To Expect From Solberg 

Oliver Solberg is one of the WRC’s best young drivers. Being only 22 years old, Solberg has shown loads of skill so far in the WRC. The exact list of rallies the Swede will compete in is unknown. However, he has made it known he intends on running as many events as possible again this season. Solberg will make his first appearance of the 2024 season at the Rallye Montecarlo next month. From there he will likely look to go back to back at his home event in Sweden. From there everything is up in the air.