With 5 out of 8 stage wins, Oliver Solberg is currently leading the BAUHAUS Royal Rally 2023. He is locked in an incredibly close battle against Hayden Paddon. The difference between the two rivals is minimal, with only a few seconds (10.2 seconds) separating them. It is an exciting fight for the top spot, where every second and every decision plays a crucial role.
Norwegian Frank-Tore Larsen is currently in third place, with just 0.8 seconds separating him from Mikko Heikkilä in fourth place.
Oliver Solberg has been experiencing steering issues during the day but has still managed to stay at the top. After the last stage, he shook his head, and the team will inspect the car during the evening.
In the junior class, Swedish driver Isak Reiersen, with co-driver Karlsson, is showing strong talent. They have a perfect record in stage wins! And currently, we have three Swedish drivers on the podium. It promises to be an exciting day to look forward to.
As we head into tomorrow, there are eight stages remaining, and all eyes are on the highly anticipated highlight, the Power stage Colins Crest. This stage is not only significant for scoring points but also an opportunity for the drivers to showcase their skills and courage.
While Oliver leads the ERC class, the legendary Petter Solberg is showing his dominance in the Legends category. During Friday’s stages for the legends, Petter and his mother (also co-driver) Tove Solberg were leading. But for Petter and Tove, this was just a warm-up for the real challenge that awaits them tomorrow – Colins Crest.