“For sure. I thought he could have made these times on the second pass [of stages]. I was happy but not surprised. Trust me, when I saw him in the test, his approach to that and to Monte Carlo, really I thought he was ready for this step without the pressure.
“There were many things I saw with him last year, but it was the powerstage in Monte Carlo when we decided to put him in the World Rally Car. We have all seen what he has done and it would be stupid, from our side, to let him go somewhere else.”
With Solberg primed for his WRC2 program, Adamo deflected the question of which was more important – season-long success in the World Rally Championship’s second tier or gaining World Rally Car experience.
“Both are very important,” he said in a way which indicated this interview might be nearing its conclusion…