Pernilla Solberg (President of the WRC commission at the FIA): “No one seems satisfied with the state of the WRC”

Former driver, wife of Petter (2003 WRC champion) and mother of Oliver (Skoda driver in WRC2), the 51-year-old Swede recently succeeded New Zealander Wayne Christie at the head of the world rally authority. Although she will have to deal with political games, she nonetheless remains enthusiastic and is committed with immense will to the revitalization of the WRC.

Published on 22/05/2024 à 13:10

Loïc ROCCI

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Pernilla Solberg (President of the WRC commission at the FIA): “No one seems satisfied with the state of the WRC”

First sarcastic question: what made you want to get into this mess?

(Laughs) The idea did not come from me or my family. Everything that happens at the FIA ​​comes first from the ASNs (National Sports Authorities. Editor’s note). They can propose people for the different commissions or working groups. Anna Nordkvist, the president of the Swedish ASN, asked me if I wanted to do something within the federation. I agreed.

You who had already led a team in rallycross (PSRX Volkswagen in World RX between 2014 and 2018) or in rally, did you miss that?

I wanted to get involved in a project again only in one of these two disciplines, because I feel that I don't know enough about the other sports to get involved. Anna suggested the Commission to me WRC…and I was chosen to be President. I find that great. I love that !

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Loïc ROCCI

Journalist specializing in rallying past, present and future... and with a southern accent

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