Ostberg second on Rally Hadeland

Mads Ostberg take another class win in the Norwegian Rally Championship as he continues his preparations for the start of the WRC season.

M-Sport Stobart Ford World Rally Team's Mads Ostberg finished first in class and second overall on Rally Hadeland last weekend.

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.

Ostberg got off to a flying start and posted two quickest times during the opening two stages and also produced a fastest time on SS4.

By the final test, Ostberg was just 8.1 seconds behind Anders Grøndal 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.

It was his second consecutive class win in the NRC over the past month and was excellent preparation as the Scandinavian prepares for his debut in a Ford Fiesta RS WRC at next month's Rally Sweden, the opening round in the 2011 World Rally Championship.

“We are very happy with the car, it was going like clockwork over the weekend with very good handling,” Ostberg said.

“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.”

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Mads Østberg and Jonas Andersson celebrate after finishing first in class and second overall on Rally Hadeland

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