Mads Ostberg said he was pleased with a fourth place finish after coming out on top in his battle with Andreas Mikkelsen on the final day of Wales Rally GB.

The Qatar M-Sport World Rally Team driver went into the six stages that made up Sunday's competitive action running in fifth place, but with the VW of Mikkelsen just 7.3 seconds ahead.

Ostberg was able to move ahead of his fellow Norwegian on Dyfnant when Mikkelsen suffered a spin towards the end of the stage and then maintained his place to secure his best finish since taking third in Finland back in August.

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"I'm very happy with the result," he told Crash.net. "It turned out to be a really big fight with Andreas and we really had to push hard. It worked out for us, and it was a good way to end the season.

"The car was performing really well after the changes made on Saturday and we were able to show some good pace. I'm happy with that, and also with my driving."

Ostberg ends the season sixth in the championship standings with two podium finishes to his name, with the 26-year-old admitting he had hoped for more.

"It is a bit less than we hoped for and I think we all wanted more," he said. "However, we can be happy with how the season came to an end here as the result wasn't bad at all."

Ostberg's future plans are still to be confirmed, with him having been linked with both M-Sport and Citroen for 2014.

"At the moment there is no decision," he admitted when quizzed about next year. "We'll have to see what happens in the next few weeks."