Petter Solberg’s company ‘PS Engineering’ will together with tyre-supplier Hankook run a Ford S2000 car for the young and talented Swedish Driver Patrik Flodin. Patrik and his co-driver Göran Bergsten will take part in seven events of 13 in the 2012 IRC-series. The first event will be Tour de Corse, Corsica, France 11th – 12th May.
– I am very happy we are able to support Patrik. He is an extremely talented driver and I’m confident he will be able to achieve a lot in the IRC this year, says Petter.
After running a private team for three years, and also running a car in the SWRC last year, PS Engineering has the manpower and the knowledge to help Patrik with his rallying this year.
Patrik Flodin has been rallying since 2001 and is looking forward to be able to compete in the IRC this season. – To do this with Petter is a great chance for me and the conditions can’t be better, says Patrik.
PS Engineering is based in Torsby, Sweden and owned by former World Rally Champion Petter Solberg. PS Engineering ran a car in the SWRC for Norwegian driver Eyvind Brynildsen in 2011, and has now signed with tyre-manufacturer Hankook to run Patrik Flodin in the IRC.
PS Engineering and Patrik Flodin will contest on 7 of the events in the IRC-series this season;
11th – 12th May Tour de Corse, asphalt
22nd – 23rd June GEKO Ypres Rally, asphalt
6th – 7th July Rally San Marino, gravel
20th – 22nd July Sibiu Rally Romania, gravel
31st Aug – 2nd Sept Barum Czech Rally Zlin, asphalt
29th – 30th Sept Rally Sliven, asphalt
12th – 13th Oct Rallye Sanremo, asphalt