The Norwegian driver will compete a minimum of eight races in WRC2-Pro aboard a Citroën C3 R5, prepared by the Belgian team. This program, supported by Citroën Racing and its Racing Shop, Michelin and Total, will start in a few weeks at the Rally of Sweden. Are to follow : Argentina, Chile, Portugal, Sardinia, Finland, Wales GB and Catalonia.
Mads Ostberg stands for a victory in WRC (Portugal 2012), 11 podiums in world rally and an official driver status with Citroën in 2014, 2015 and 2018. Last season, the Norwegian driver has competed in eight WRC races with the new C3 WRC, took a podium place in Finland and Australia and finished first among the Citroën drivers in the championship.
At the age of 31, Mads Ostberg can boast on a solid experience: three times champion of Norway (2006, 2007 and 2008), he participated at his first world rally in 2006 (Wales GB). Whether aboard a Subaru Impreza, a Ford Fiesta and especially a Citroen DS3 and C3 WRC, Mads Ostberg has never left the world championship.
At 31, the Norwegian tackles this new challenge with determination. The Citroën C3 R5 is a formidable weapon and the goal is nothing but the world title.
DG Sport Competition for its part has a great experience with Citroën products. Remember the world title in WRC3 and Junior of Quentin Gilbert and Renaud Jamoul in 2015, with a DS3 R3 prepared in the workshops in Theux. DG Sport Competition has also prepared a DS3 R5 and, more recently, a C3 R5 with Kevin Abbring and of course Guillaume de Mevius.
Mads Ostberg Digest
31 years old - Norwegian
Norway Champion: 2006, 2007, 2008
2009: WRC with Subaru Impreza: 6th Portugal
2011: Ford Fiesta WRC Stobart: 2nd Sweden - 5th Mexico, Italy, Argentina - 2nd Wales Rally - 6th Championship
2012: Ford Fiesta WRC Adapta: 3rd Sweden - 4th Mexico - 1st Portugal- 3rd Argentina ...
2013: Ford official driver - 6th championship
2014: Citroën official driver (DS3 WRC): 4 podiums (2nd in Sardinia) - 5th World Cup
2015: Citroën official driver (DS3 WRC) - Argentina podium - Mexico - Finland - 4th World Cup
2016- 2017: Ford official driver
2018: Citroën driver: Eight races. Podium in Finland and Australia. Best Citroën driver in the championship.