Hyundai Motor Corporation this evening announced that ex Subaru WRT driver Petter Solberg has been signed to contest the 2009 RaceBrakes Sydney NSW Excel Series.
On signing this contract Solberg commented “well this has gotta be better than going back home and running the farm or writing gravel notes for my brother so I’ll give it a go. I look forward to competing in these marvellous rally weapons, it will be most enjoyable. What really sealed the deal for me in the end wasn’t the money, it was the chance to compete against the likes of The Faz, Fro, Haggers and Dave Roberts. Mick Gillett enjoy your reign, finally, in 2009 i might just be able to win another title.”
Petter also hopes that he will be seeded lower in the field and is looking forward to seeing a “Haggers Full Moon”.
Petter will be joined in the Excel during 2009 by Dale Moscatt. Dale has no comment at this time.
Ex Hyundai Works driver Wayne Bell will be managing Solberg’s team for the upcoming season. Wayne commented “The 2009 Excel series will be tough for Solberg, Haggers must finally be coming into form, so the competition will be tough. If he can beat the Faz then he probably did deserve that world championship title.”
More news will follow closer to the first event, with Solberg currently relocating himself and family to Ric Cary’s empty shed whilst the evo is being repaired.