Mads Ostberg has been declared fit to return to the World Rally Championship at Tour de Corse after recovering from a scary accident during the Rally Australia recce.

The Citroen rally driver suffered two cracked ribs sustained in a pre-event recce crash in Australia and has passed fitness tests to return at Corsica.

Ostberg has been resting for the past ten days before taking part in pre-event tests ahead of getting up to full speed in the Citroen DS3 WRC in the Tour de Corse recce.

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"I'm pleased to be back in Corsica, even though preparations for the rally have been very unusual," Ostberg said. "Ordinarily before each event, I do physical training, I work on my pace notes and look at on-board footage. This time, all I could do was rest. To be perfectly honest, I was really bored."

Focusing on Tour de Corse, the Norwegian driver says he's delighted that WRC has come back to Corsica and is confident of a solid result after the frustration of being forced to sit out Australia.

The leading Citroen driver lost vital ground to Jari-Matti Latvala and Andreas Mikkelsen in the fight for the runner-up spot after Sebastien Ogier claimed his third consecutive WRC title with victory down under. Ostberg is now concentrating on consolidating fourth place after Thierry Neuville moved to within four points of him in the WRC standings.

"I have some very fond memories of the last time I competed in Corsica in a WRC. The roads are fantastic and very technical. It's just one turn after another with loads of grip," he added. "Now I can drive again I'm determined and I can't wait to get back in the car. My aim is secure a top-five finish and defend my position in the championship."