M-Sport renews its template drivers to the full. The formation of Cumbria has announced their riders for the season 2016 for the World Rally and in a bet classic of experience and youth, the team led by Malcolm Wilson has decided to have Mads Ostberg and Eric Camilli. The pilot Norwegian competed with M-Sport in 2011 and 2013 , while the French is one of the young talents most desired in the championship. In 2015 competing in WRC2 with a Fiesta R5, despite being enrolled in the program of young pilots of Toyota next to Teemu Suninen.
The signing of Mads Ostberg with M-Sport was a secret to voices. The Norwegian was without a team after the hasty departure of Citroën Racing. With a vast experience in the WRC and without a contract in force, Malcolm Wilson has not wanted to miss the opportunity to have a rider of his talent. However, Mads Ostberg accumulates entries in the World Rally since 2006 and has had a full programme in the last four seasons. Ostberg has 1 win and 14 podium finishes in his resume, with 55 sections earned. A safe bet for M-Sport.
Much more surprising has been the hiring of Eric Camilli. The emergence of this young frenchman has been meteoric, and will have its first full programme with a World Rally Car in 2016. It is striking that you have a WRC car before other talents frenchmen settled as Lefebvre, Gilbert or Chardonnet. In fact, Camilli competed in 2013 in France with a R1, he played the ERC and the JWRC a year later, and in 2015 played eight tests with a Fiesta R5 Team Berec, covered by Toyota Motorsport (TMG). has had remarkable results.
Mads Ostberg comes with the need to find his best version, and Eric Camilli with the obligation to show its quality and confirming the bet of M-Sport. With a full program for both of the 14 rallies, the prism competitive in the formation of Cumbria has completely changed and is beginning to yield new unknowns. have to define if Elfyn Evans will continue in M-Sport, either with a program with the Ford Fiesta R5 or forming part of the ‘B’ team alongside Lorenzo Bertelli, or if on the contrary you will leave the computer as it did Ott Tanak.