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Watch Oliver Solberg absolutely send it up the hill at Goodwood
The 17-year-old took his Citroen DS 3 WRX into maximum attack mode
Regular readers of TG.com will know that we’re pretty big fans of young rally driver Oliver Solberg, and our admiration has grown even stronger after his efforts at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend.
Now, Oliver has some pretty impressive genes, given that his father is former WRC champion Petter Solberg and his mother is Pernilla Walfridsson - one of the world’s leading female rally drivers. The youngster is certainly putting that to good use though, and all of his talent was on display as he chucked his 600bhp Citroen DS 3 WRX up the famous hillclimb on Sunday.
Watch the video above to see what we’re on about. Solberg bolts off the line as the lights go green, only to get huge amounts of understeer when he arrives at the first corner.
His solution for the rest of the run is to absolutely send it into every single corner, throwing the car in and getting sideways closer to the flint walls and hay bales than we’d ever dare.
At this point it’s probably worth remembering that he’s still only 17 years old too. Yeah, we’re swearing too.
Solberg’s run wasn’t just for the cameras though. It ended up being a really rather quick 49.39s. Never change Oliver, never change.