DG Sport Compétition and Mads Østberg conclude season with a victory!


DG Sport Compétition could not have dreamt up a better scenario for their final appearance in WRC-2 Pro at the Catalunya Rally de Espana! Throughout the event held on a mixed gravel/asphalt course, the Citroën C3 R5 manned by Mads Østberg and Torstein Eriksen never relinquished the leadership in their category, proving to be the best car of the ‘R5’ type. Both on Friday’s gravel as also on the asphalt of Saturday’s and Sunday’s special stages, the Norwegian team and the French car showed great skills, which resulted in an unrestrained victory …

We end the season with a really great result, a smiling Mads Østberg commented at the end of the Power Stage. From beginning to end we gave it our all, whatever the surface. The team also worked hard to prepare for the event, and proved its competence at this level. Super work by everyone involved …”

It is in fact the best way in which to conclude this world campaign, which earned us the congratulations of Citroën, Alain Georges, the man in charge of DG Sport Compétition continued. For the team it represents the best performance of the season, proof that this Rally de Espana was prepared as by the book, with the required fastidiousness. Apart from a few brake issues, which others also experienced, everything ran perfectly. Throughout the season the C3 R5 has constantly evolved, and the fact that she performed brilliantly both on gravel and asphalt this weekend says a lot about the potential which we reached in collaboration with Citroën…”

This weekend, under Spanish sun, DG Sport Compétition handed in a perfect copy proving their obvious expertise on the international scene. Mission accomplished…

The team based in Theux, in Belgium, had also entered the Citroën C3 R5 of Guillaume de Mévius and Martijn Wydaeghe. Notwithstanding a dose of bad luck, namely a broken exhaust manifold, the Belgian driver competing in the colours of the RACB National Team demonstrated an excellent top speed from one end of the weekend to the other. “A good omen with a view to next weekend’s Rallye du Condroz-Huy, traditional final round of the Belgian competition, Alain Georges added. I reckon the Citroën C3 R5 will once more demonstrate its competitiveness in an event that also forecasts to be closely contested …”