ШSTBERG TAKES SECOND ON RALLY HADELAND
M-Sport Stobart Ford World Rally Team's Mads Шstberg finished first in class and second overall at this weekend's Rally Hadeland.
The 23-year-old Norwegian piloted a Ford Fiesta S2000 alongside experienced Swedish co-driver Jonas Andersson at the Norwegian Rally Championship's second round.
Шstberg got off to a flying start and posted two quickest times during the opening two stages and also produced a fastest time on Stage 4. By the final test, Шstberg was just 8.1 seconds behind Anders Grшndal who piloted a Subaru WRC but the Norwegian was unable to catch his fellow countryman on the short 14.02 km stage and finished 23.9 seconds adrift of Grшndal.
Rally Hadeland is the second consecutive class win for Шstberg in the NRC over the past month and is excellent preparation as the Scandinavian prepares for his debut in a Ford Fiesta RS WRC at next month's Rally Sweden.
Mads Шstberg said:
"We are very happy with the car, it was going like clockwork over the weekend with very good handling. Even though the Ford Fiesta RS WRC is very different from the Fiesta S2000, Rally Hadeland and Sigdals Rally have been excellent preparation for us before Sweden in two weeks time."