Former world champion declares himself delighted by new D53 WRC after one-day test ahead of Rally Sweden. Solberg completed 170 miles of testing in Sweden last weekend in an attempt to familiarize himself with the Citroen D53 WRC he will drive on next week’s season opener.
Solberg drove the Citroen for the ﬁrst time on Saturday and admitted he was delighted with the car he’ll use this year. The Norwegian wouldn’t be drawn into predicting a second title, however.
“We’ve had one day to test,” he said.
“I wanted three, four or ﬁve days, but I Wouldn’t get the budget together in time. I’m just glad to be here and competing —and the car is fantastic. It feels like a car for me. It feels like a car I can attack in.”
Solberg drove Citroen’s test car in Sweden, and is aiming to start this season on high in an attempt to reclaim the championship from Loeb.