WRC2 leader Mads Østberg Is Ready For Rally Estonia

Mads Ostberg in Citroen C3 R5 WRC Car

There will be five C3 R5s competing in Rally Estonia (4-6 September) as the world championship resumes. Mads Østberg will lead the way in the WRC2, whilst the other four cars – driven by Marco Bulacia, current joint leader of the WRC3 class, Yohan Rossel, the reigning French champion, Nicolas Ciamin and Sean Johnston – will be looking to impress in the WRC3 category, where there are no fewer than twenty-two entries! 

Former overall winner of the event (2011 and 2012), and very comfortable on Estonia’s fast roads – not unlike those found in Finland – the 32 year-old Norwegian is determined to use all of his experience to cement his lead in the WRC2. 

Although this rally is new to the other four drivers, they will be able prepare for it in testing held before the start and give themselves every chance of getting the best possible result in Estonia. They will then tackle the event’s seventeen stages and competitive distance of almost 234 kilometres.

Mads Ostberg Said: “First and foremost, I’m really happy to be back racing in the WRC, especially in Estonia, which a rally I have won twice before. I know the stages very well and have some excellent memories from here so I can't wait to get started. 

Competing in Rally Liepaja in Latvia helped me to get back up to speed after such a long time away from competitive action. We also managed to improve during the course of the rally. 

And with the testing scheduled this weekend in Estonia, which will enable us to fine-tune a few more details, I'm convinced that we will be well prepared for this race. I'm determined to get a good result here and strengthen my hold on the lead in the WRC2.”