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Just now, PhilVhee said:

Hello everyone, will all the participants be receive something ?

There's no participation prize for this. Bear in mind this was run independently by Oliver and his team, it's not run by Codemasters.

He has been giving away random prizes though, but you'd need to check his Twitter for updates.

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Sweden’s Robin Jonsson has won the inaugural Solberg World Cup in association with DirtFish, landing himself a seat on a Seattle-bound aeroplane to spend a day driving with Oliver Solberg at the DirtFish Rally School.
 
Jonsson’s victory at Volkswagen Motorsport Rally Powys, which finished on Sunday night, was his fourth maximum score from six rounds, making him a worthy champion of this inaugural Solberg World Cup. 
 
The 20-year-old superstar racer picks up a very special prize from Volkswagen Motorsport. Success on the final round in Wales is rewarded with the exact trophy Volkswagen Motorsport was presented for victory on the 2014 Wales Rally GB, following Sébastien Ogier’s win on the British round of the world championship.  
 
Second and third-placed competitors on Volkswagen Motorsport Rally Powys win a much sought after ID R model and cap.
 
Second place in the Solberg World Cup also comes with rich reward; Lukáš Matêja, who finished runner-up to Jonsson, will be the only person in the world able to drive DiRT with a genuine wheel from a Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 after the technicians at the four-time world championship-winning team converted the wheel for use on a sim.

Jonathan Schaeffer was third at the end of the season and takes away a selection of Solberg-inspired prizes.

 

For champ Jonsson, the good news just keeps on coming. His unbeatable speed and consistency throughout the DiRT Rally 2.0-based championship have landed him the trip of a lifetime. Robin will be taught how to drive in real time by 18-year-old WRC2 competitor Oliver Solberg, son of 2003 World Rally Champion Petter Solberg.
 
Long-time PSRX and Solberg fan Jonsson said “This is insane! Winner of the Solberg World Cup! I can’t believe that I’ll get the opportunity to drive a real rally car with Oliver Solberg at DirtFish Rally School, it’s a dream come true. Big thanks to DirtFish, the Solberg family and their partners for making this possible!”

 

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For Oliver, there was disappointment, frustration, delight and pride in equal measure at the end of the six-round series.
 
“I really wanted to make the top-10 on Volkswagen Motorsport Rally Powys,” said Oliver, who finished 35th out of 16,706 entries.
 
“Everything was going quite well for me and I was running in and around the top five when we lost the internet connection and I was forced to retire! This has to be one of the strangest reasons for retirement I will have in competition. It was really frustrating. I love this DiRT game and the roads in Wales are so cool.
 
“Our result overall was not so bad and we have to be so, so happy for the number of gamers who joined us. Can you believe we have now nearly 17,000 people competing! That’s incredible and something I am really proud of – we built this Solberg World Cup together and now we have a great club.
 
“It’s been a fantastic competition and thank you and congratulations to everybody who competed and made it so special. And big, big congratulations to Robin [Jonsson] – his speed really was incredible. Those times were amazing in all six rallies. I’m really looking forward to meeting Robin in Seattle, not just so we can drive together, but to see if I can take some tips from him to get quicker on DiRT!
 
“But, for now, we have a week or two away from gaming. Then what? What is coming next. For sure, there has to be something and I do have a few ideas…”


  

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I dropped from 117th place after SS8 to 257th place at the end due to a puncture on SS9 on the left front 😞 
Never run with a spare, it's all or nothing for me 😄 

Terrible 734th place at the end.
This championship didn't worked out for me, lol.
Hoped for a top 200 place, but oh well...that hope got destroyed after I realised I missed the first event.

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On 6/14/2020 at 9:29 PM, roth8588 said:

That was insane! I wonder how many people just bolted on softs without seeing the lack of service areas in between any of those four stages.

Probably many, however softs may not have been a bad choice.  🤔

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On 6/15/2020 at 8:46 AM, PJTierney said:

I went mediums and brought 2 spares, but only got a puncture with 3 corners to go 😄 

I went for exactly the same, except got a puncture on the first stage (hitting one of those damn red and white poles) so was super glad of the insurance blanket of an extra spare. However I felt by the final stage they were letting go underneath me. Maybe I'm not too kind on them as some.

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Posted (edited)
45 minutes ago, bn880 said:

Probably many, however softs may not have been a bad choice.  🤔

I'm sure there's some top players who could make them last for that distance but certainly not me.

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The general consensus seems to be that if there's 25km between Service Areas you go Medium, and anything below that is Softs.

Oliver stacked the 4 "parent" Stages together, which was nearly 50km of continuous running.

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Posted (edited)
3 hours ago, PJTierney said:

The general consensus seems to be that if there's 25km between Service Areas you go Medium, and anything below that is Softs.

Oliver stacked the 4 "parent" Stages together, which was nearly 50km of continuous running.

It's not about a consensus.  All the guys at the top as far as I am aware were using softs because they out perform the mediums and degrade at just very very slightly earlier than the mediums (to worn level). (The top 0.1% decide here, who are a very small minority)    Overall the softs were faster on those 4 stages if you drove at near WR pace.     The tyre tests that people have done on the forum here were not accurate to what was happening when testing the tyres in the wales stages. (most likely inconsistent drivers, not using data analysis to check themselves either)

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I used softs, but I couldn't see if that would have worked, because I drove 80% of the 4 stages on 3 wheels 😄 

In our championship we drive 3 longs before service area at every rally and I always use softs and it works quite well.
Only Australia gets tricky at the end.

I think the time you lose on the 4th stage you make more than good on the first 3.
But driving gets tricky at the end, so nothing for beginners 😄 

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Good insight @bn880 👍🏻

3 hours ago, bn880 said:

Overall the softs were faster on those 4 stages if you drove at near WR pace.  

And if you're Captain Casual like me? 🙂 

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4 minutes ago, PJTierney said:

And if you're Captain Casual like me? 🙂 

Work on making the softs last, but yeah, still use softs and do your best, will be faster.   If you just wanted to be safe you would have to go with hards , but it would cost you a lot!

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