After the confirmation of M-Sport and Qatar joining forces for the 2013 Season of the WRC, its now also confirmed that Norwegian Mads Ostberg and Co-Driver Jonas Andersson will compete on all 13 rounds of the WRC for the new Qatar M-Sport World Rally team.
After putting in some impressive performances in 2012 and winning his first WRC rally back in Portugal earlier in the year, the Norwegian is now ready for a works drive.
M-Sport Director Malcolm Wilson said: “Mads’ performance this year has been very impressive. He has always had the speed, but his progression on Tarmac and the maturity he has demonstrated this season proves that he is ready to make the next step in his career and made him the ideal candidate to join the team in 2013. He has an old head on young shoulders and I am confident that we will see some strong performances from him as he rises to the challenge next year.”
“I am really happy to have been chosen to join the team and continue working closely with M-Sport next season. We’ve been working with the car for two years now – we know the car and we know the team so from the technical side of things, I think we will be in a really good position as there won’t be too much of a change to get used to.”
“But from the other side of things, it will still be a big challenge – albeit a big step in the right direction! This season has been really good for us, and I hope we can continue that into 2013. I am really looking forward to next season, and I can’t wait to get back behind the wheel and start testing with the team”.
“This is a great opportunity for me. I have had many dreams in my career, but achieving this drive is definitely one of the biggest and I am certainly going to try and make the most of it.”
Mads Ostberg will join Nasser Al-Attiyah who will be competing on 7 Rounds of the WRC in 2013.