Date of Birth:06 Sep 68
Car:Ford Fiesta RS WRC
When Petter Solberg went in search of a new co-driver following Phil Mills’ decision to retire in 2010, he held a three-way evaluation. Patterson came out on top and Solberg’s choice was vindicated when he and Patterson finished on the podium on their first event together on Rally Bulgaria. Prior to linking up with Solberg Patterson enjoyed a long-term partnership with Nasser Al-Attiyah, co-driving the Qatari to the Production Car World Rally Championship title in 2006. Solberg’s move to Ford for 2012 hands Patterson his first major opportunity with a factory team.