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    Interesting, could he be aiming for a C3 R5 factory-seat with some starts in a special-deal WRC? I can`t think of any other reasons, why he should prefer C3 WRC to M-Sport`s Fiesta, which he is familiar with and which is the current champion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarmop View Post
    Interesting, could he be aiming for a C3 R5 factory-seat with some starts in a special-deal WRC? I can`t think of any other reasons, why he should prefer C3 WRC to M-Sport`s Fiesta, which he is familiar with and which is the current champion.
    He fell out M-Sport last year over lack of parts and upgrades for his Fiesta.

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    Yes, but that was HIS Fiesta and his private operation. He could do what others have done and will do (Bertelli, Kremer) and just pay the sum, fly to the event/test with two hands in his pockets and leave the same way. I don`t think that he gets to drive the C3 WRC free in a situation, where Citroen`s 2. and last manuf. paid car is shared between 2 drivers. Lets also not forget, that one car won two championships, he has experience with it and the other cas is capricious (rally Sweden being one of those "not suitable events") and was last.
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    Maybe MSport are 'full up' for Sweden with Suninen joining in? Or at least have three cars there already so won't subsidise one for Mads?

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    Maybe...although last year they also operated with 3+1, one being in S.-America. But like discussed everywhere, Ostberg may get into WRC2 and C3 R5 is thought to be competitive.

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    Ostberg wasn’t at his best in the DS3 last time he was at Citroen but it seems they wanted an ice ‘specialist’ for Sweden ( however, they chose Mads anyway &#128579

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mintexmemory View Post
    Ostberg wasn’t at his best in the DS3 last time he was at Citroen but it seems they wanted an ice ‘specialist’ for Sweden ( however, they chose Mads anyway ��)
    Well, he climb to 4th place overall that year.

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    Are there updates from the 17 car for this year?
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    No matter how surprising or strange, its good news for Ostberg and Citroen; hopefully they’ll manage to get 3 cars in all events.
    Rally addict since 1982

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    A very interesting turn of events but I guess it's a good deal for everyone. Citroen get a consistent driver to score some points, probably get payed to have him drive too, Mads gets to drive a works car that was so and so last year so he has an excuse if it goes wrong.

    I guess (pure speculation, haven't read all the details) that this is a one off deal for now though and depending on how it goes he might do a few more rallies.

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