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Your 2012 World Rally Driver of the Year: 2nd

You voted Mads Ostberg into second place in Crash.net's 2012 World Rally Driver of the Year poll
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.

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


Related Pictures

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Mads Ostberg (NOR) Jonas Andersson (SUE), Ford Fiesta RS WRC, M-Sport Stobart Ford World Rally Team
Mads Ostberg (NOR) Jonas Andersson (SUE), Ford Fiesta RS WRC, M-Sport Stobart Ford World Rally Team
Mads Ostberg (NOR) Jonas Andersson (SUE), Ford Fiesta RS WRC, M-Sport Stobart Ford World Rally Team
Mads Ostberg (NOR) Jonas Andersson (SUE), Ford Fiesta RS WRC, M-Sport Stobart Ford World Rally Team
Mads Ostberg (NOR) Jonas Andersson (SUE), Ford Fiesta RS WRC, M-Sport Stobart Ford World Rally Team
Mads Ostberg (NOR) Jonas Andersson (SUE), Ford Fiesta RS WRC, M-Sport Stobart Ford World Rally Team
Mads Ostberg (NOR) Jonas Andersson (SUE), Ford Fiesta RS WRC, M-Sport Stobart Ford World Rally Team
Mads Ostberg (NOR), Ford Fiesta RS WRC, M-Sport Stobart Ford World Rally Team
Podium, Second place, Mads Ostberg (NOR) Jonas Andersson (SUE), Ford Fiesta RS WRC, M-Sport Stobart Ford World Rally Team

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