Solberg tests new Škoda, considering 2023 options

The 21-year-old is still yet to submit his entry for next month's Monte Carlo Rally

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Oliver Solberg tested a Škoda Fabia RS Rally2 for the first time in France on Monday.

The 21-year-old Monster Energy driver is still considering options for next year, with a return to a Fabia one possibility.

Solberg drove a factory-spec Škoda on selected World and European Rally Championship rounds in 2020, notably finishing seventh overall on the season-ending Monza Rally.

Solberg told DirtFish: “I drove the car for the day, it was very good. A nice car. I know the guys at Toksport and I know many of the people at Škoda, they are always very, very professional.

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“For next season, we are still looking at options. Of course, we know the time is coming close for Monte Carlo entries to be submitted, but we are still working with sponsors and talking to people to find what is possible.”

Solberg has been left without a contract for 2023 after Hyundai Motorsport reversed its policy on a driver development program for the Swede.

Decisions regarding next month’s season opening Monte Carlo Rally will have to be made this week, with entries for the Monaco-based event closing on Friday (December 16).