Rally and rallycross driver who won the World Rally Championships in 2003. He partnered with the Subaru World Rally Team early in his career and founded the Petter Solberg World Rally Team in 2009.
He was born in Askim and won an RC Car title at age thirteen.
He is the first Norwegian driver ever to win the World Rally Championship.
He has a son named Oliver with Pernilla Walfridsson, daughter of former rallycross champion Per-Inge Walfridsson.
He and Colin McRae have both been World Rally Champions.