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Barcelona World RX: Solberg sets pace as new season begins

Volkswagen driver Petter Solberg continued the PSRX team’s 2017 title-winning form by topping the order in the first day of the new World Rallycross season at Barcelona in Spain. Second fastest in Q1 behind former DTM racer Mattias Ekstrom, Solberg took the lead of the final race of the day in Q2 when leader Sebastien Loeb spun his Peugeot 208 mid-way through the opening lap and Ekstrom’s teammate, Andreas Bakkerud, served his joker lap at the first opportunity. From there on, Solberg led the race comfortably to set the fastest time and move into the top spot in the Intermediate classification, as Ekstrom behind battled with Bakkerud. Reigning champion Johan Kristoffersson had been...
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