Mads Ostberg says his aim is to 'pick up where we left off in Argentina' for Rally Portugal as he looks to hunt down championship leader Sebastien Ogier.

The Citroen rally driver has notched up back-to-back second places in trips to Mexico and Argentina and returns to Europe in high spirits. In another boost to Ostberg's confidence, Citroen arrive in Portugal with an upgraded aerodynamic package along with a fresh lick of paint for its DS 3.

"I get the feeling that we are heading in the right direction," Ostberg said. "The team has done an excellent job and the one-two finish at the last round was perfect for our confidence. The updates are going to help us to improve a little bit more and the new livery is really attractive.

"The aim is to pick up where we left off in Argentina. We'll have to adopt the same pace at the start and push if necessary, while bearing in mind the need to score points for the championship."

The 27-year-old claimed his sole WRC victory in Portugal back in 2012 while driving a Ford Fiesta RS machine. 2015 marks his second season with the factory Citroen squad and has notched up six podiums in that time, including a third place in Portugal last season, but is still searching for his first victory with the manufacturer.

This year Rally Portugal has moved North to Porto after spending a decaded based in the Algarve region.

Rally Portugal is set to host round five of the 2015 World Rally Championship with Ostberg second in the drivers' standings, 33 points off defending champion Ogier.



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