Your Top 10 World Rally Drivers of the Year 2012: 2: Mads Ostberg

Nationality: Norwegian Team: Adapta World Rally Team Car: Ford Fiesta RS WRC Championship position: 4th Points: 149 points (average tally per event: 13.55) Events: 11 (out 13) Wins: 1 Podiums: 3 (in total) Points finishes: 11 Stage wins: 10 Power Stage wins: 0

Mads Ostberg enjoyed a great season in his semi-privateer Ford Fiesta RS WRC car in 2012 and he finished in the top-five in every single WRC event he took in - including winning in Portugal.

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He also took two third places in Sweden and Argentina and while he may have just been beaten to third in the WRC Drivers' Championship by Jari-Matti Latvala - who finished the year 5 points ahead after the final event in Spain - given he missed the events in Monte Carlo and New Zealand due to budgetary constraints, it was still a very, very good effort.

His performances didn't go unnoticed either, and M-Sport boss Malcolm Wilson has put his faith firmly behind the Norwegian after selecting him to lead the Qatar M-Sport WRT (the ex-Ford works team) in 2013.

It is no surprise then that you also felt he had done well, and when all the votes were tallied Ostberg had an average score of 7.608 out of ten.

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Also, don't forget to check back tomorrow to see who has been ranked in first place, we can't promise a surprise, but you never know!

Past vote results for Ostberg:

World Rally Driver of the Year vote 2011: 8th

Crash.net's World Rally Driver of the Year 2012 - results so far:

3. Sebastien Ogier 4. Craig Breen 5. Andreas Mikkelsen 6. Mikko Hirvonen 7. Jari-Matti Latvala 8. Dani Sordo 9. Petter Solberg 10. Ott Tanak