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.