After 8 stages on perfect winter-conditions today, Ole Christian Veiby and Jonas Andersson ended P3 at the opening round of the Norwegian Rally Championship, Rally Sigdal, with the brand new Volkswagen Polo GTI R5.
“We consider this to be a successful test ahead of Rally Sweden! We experienced some challenges for the first loop, as we started out with a car that was way too soft. Did some adjustments first, and after we changed the springs on the final service, we were on the pace and fastest car through SS7. Very pleased to end P3 in the end, as we were competing against some very fast and experienced drivers. This was a good warm-up ahead of the new WRC2 season, and also good to compete with my new co-driver. Who did brilliantly! Now we head to Rallye Monte-Carlo, which gets underway already in a few days!”
Rally Sigdal 2019
1 Gryazin, Skoda Fabia R5
2 H. Solberg, Skoda Fabia R5 +34,2
3 Veiby, VW Polo R5 +1.04,2
4 Grøndal, Ford Fiesta R5 +2.17,8
5 Johnsrød, Ford Fiesta R5 +3.31,9