Nil Solans

With a number of championship titles to his name, Solans is one of Spain’s leading drivers.

Nationality ESP
Date of Birth 14. April 1992
Birthplace Spain
First Rally 2012, Rally Finland
Website https://www.facebook.com/NilSolansOfficialPage

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With a number of championship titles to his name, Solans is one of Spain’s leading drivers.

He began his career on home ground in 2012 with a Peugeot 107 before upgrading to a 207 the following season where he finished third in the Spanish gravel series. 

He did even better in 2014 by claiming second in the championship with a Ford Fiesta R2 and winning the final round of the FIA Junior WRC at RallyRACC Rally de España.

After dipping a toe in WRC2 the following year, Solans stepped back in 2016 to focus on the asphalt series in his home region of Catalunya. He finished third and was fifth in the French Volant Peugeot championship with a 208 R2.

The 2017 season was the year his career really began to take off. On his FIA Junior WRC return, Solans won four out of six rallies in a Ford Fiesta R2T to wrap up the title. In so doing, he also lifted the WRC3 crown.

His success secured a full complement of seven prize drives in WRC2 the following year with an M-Sport Ford Fiesta R5. He finished all but one event and netted two career-best fifths in Argentina and Spain. 

There was a reduced schedule in 2019 with just three outings in WRC2. He retired the Fiesta in Corsica and Sardinia before switching to a Volkswagen Polo for his home rally where he finished ninth. 

Solans returned to the Spanish gravel series for 2020 and drove a Škoda Fabia R5 to a comfortable championship victory before beginning an assault on the 2021 European Rally Championship with a Fabia Rally2. 

In early October, Solans announced his return to the FIA World Rally Championship with a surprise outing in a Hyundai i20 World Rally Car at RallyRACC - Rally de España. The car became available when usual pilot Pierre-Louis Loubet was sidelined with a broken hip. 

 

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