Mads Ostberg is a pilot practical. The result of his extensive experience in the WRC has earned certain licenses and (in the role of pilot officer M-Sport, the Norwegian is living in a season more relaxed. However, Ostberg is one of the few private pilots that compete on a World Rally Car of new generation, although its program is still fairly intermittent by his fatherhood, the lack of test or by the shortage of parts that M-Sport has had in the first months of life of the Ford Fiesta RS WRC. For this reason, Mads Ostberg has decided to take her own ‘way’.
In this aspect, Ostberg and his team Adapta Motorsport, this year associated with the Jipocar Czech Rally Team Martin Prokop, han chosen to follow your own line of work with the Ford Fiesta RS WRC 2017, the entire time the program of test M-Sport is not suited to the needs of their own Ostberg. Without going more far, in the face of the rallies of Argentina and Portugal, Mads Ostberg will take a configuration of suspensions different to the official drivers of M-Sport: “In relation to the suspension we went with a different philosophy. Sometimes M-Sport does test at different times and it is not easy to work alongside them, but it is something that happens”.
In this line, Mads Ostberg has explained: “We have gone our own way and I’m happy. I have a good feeling with the car now and I’m ready to compete in the Rally of Argentina. In the end, there was a shortage of parts for Corsica, which would have led to the suspension of the Monte carlo. I Am happy with our decisions and with what we have done, . I have driven the car in Portugal for two days and I had a good feeling of face-to-Argentina. You can’t underestimate the pace of the pilot stronger, but I want to return to the elite and fight for the podium would be extremely well“.