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Ekström, Iniesta and Solberg at the Ciutat Esportiva / MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

Two figures from the world of motor sport were at the Ciutat Esportiva on Friday. Rally drivers Petter Solberg and Matthias Ekström followed the first team’s training session from close up as both are in Barcelona for the FIA World Rallycross Championship this weekend.

Both men took the chance to talk to Barça players Andrés Iniesta and Marc-André ter Stegen as they received Barça shirts to remember their visit.

Norwegian Solberg was the World Rally Cross Champion in 2014 and currently leads this season’s Championship with 219 points, 37 ahead of his nearest rival Timmy Hansen. There are just four rounds of the competition remaining, the first of which will be this weekend in Barcelona.

The Swede Matthias Ekström is currently in sixth place in the competition. The AUDI driver is a twice winner of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM).


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