Racing at the 'Solberg Grand Prix'
On Saturday World Rally Championship driver Petter Solberg participated in the 'Solberg Grand Prix' and was beaten by a bunch of kids.
Situated in Solbergelva, Norway, a group of 36 seventh graders were competing against Solberg
upon a 190-metre downhill run, racing at the controls of rudimentary machines steered by a pair of ropes – and many of them proved to be faster than the 2004 WRC champion!
The race was the result of a school project which consisted of drawing up plans, building the car, and planning the event. The variety of designs and colour patterns added to the festive mood of the get-together.
"What an incredible day!" declared a smiling Solberg.
"I am so impressed about what the kids have done and the driving skills are outstanding."
"It's not easy to steer a car with ropes, but they are really good at it and almost impossible to beat," he good heartedly added.