The 2017 FIA World Rally Cross Championship was always going to be a tough one to win for Petter Solberg but a change of car and a new team mate before the season even started seemed to give “Mr Hollywood” an even bigger disadvantage.
How wrong the critics were!
True the first couple of events did not give particularly good results but the Teng Tools supported team soon learnt how to improve the car set up and then the results started to roll in.
By round 4 in Belgium the team was back to winning ways with Johan in first and Petter in third place in the final. After that the trophies just kept coming and coming and with a total of 8 final wins plus a further 4 podiums Johan and Petter were almost unbeatable.
The team wrapped up both the team championship and the drivers’ championship for Johan with a round to spare. Petter just missed out on second in the drivers championship but a bronze medal to add to his two previous WRX titles was just reward for an incredible season.
Teng Tools were proud to be a part of that partnership and as the picture shows we were always there cheering the team on, even in South Africa.