Voted for by fans on wrc.com, Oliver, the son of former WRC champion Petter Solberg, won the award ahead of fellow youngster Kalle Rovanperä, Dani Sordo and Thierry Neuville.
Driving in WRC3 in 2020, Solberg showed he is ready to mix it with the elite WRC drivers, as evidenced by his lightening-quick time on the opening stage of Rally Italia Sardegna. Remarkably, the recently-turned 19-year-old completed the Tempio Pausania stage with the seventh-quickest overall time, leaving no doubt in the minds of those to witness it, that he will soon be competing for titles.
Speaking from testing last week in the snowy north of Sweden, Solberg thanked the fans for their votes and expressed his desire to once more be competitive in 2021, competing in a Hyundai NG i20 in the WRC2 class.
The Swede will debut for his new team this week at the Arctic Lapland Rally, before making his WRC2 debut a week later at Rallye Monte-Carlo