Finn Kimi Raikkonen said he would like to one day compete in the World Relic Cross Championships, a series that has recently seen a jump in ratings and thus attracted big names such as Peter Solberg, Mattias Ekstrom and Jacques Villeneuve. "Relicross seems interesting to me. It looks a lot of fun. It's very similar to a rally, except you race against other racers on the track, not a stopwatch," said Raikkonen, who also competed in the WRC World Rally Championship between 2010 and 2011. “I really enjoyed the rally, which is very strenuous and a big challenge,” added the Finn, who said on his return to Formula One that he missed a very direct duel with the rivals on the track in the rally. “I think it’s right to try as many different things as possible in life, because that’s how you have fun and learn a lot at the same time.
Petter Solber won the first race of the World Relic Cross Championship season in Portugal. The Swede started the race from the best starting position and, despite a poor start in the first corner, retained the lead. "Amazing," the world rally champion of the 2003 season described the victory. "I've been waiting so long for a new World Championship victory, but the feeling is extraordinary. Every member of the team has worked hard to succeed. rally, ”the Norwegian added. The second was Andreas Bakkerud and the third was Reinis Nitiss.