Mads Østberg is positive after Rally Argentina
Written by Mads Østberg    Wednesday, 03 May 2017 09:14   
Mads Østberg and codriver Ola Fløene finished Rally Argentina with a positive feeling after completing the last three special stages on sunday.  
With the Fiesta WRC repaired after Saturdays small off and suspension damage Mads gained two positions on the overall leaderboard to finish inside the points in 9th position. The team still feel they have proved to be very competitive and in position to fight for podiums in the coming events.
 
-It was of course not what I had hoped for before the event, but this has been our rally of lost chances. We defintitely had the speed, but a bit of bad luck and a small mistake on SS14 decided our result. Still I am very positive, because we have shown everybody that our small privateer team is fully competitive against opposition with much bigger resources. And even better for myself, I really enjoy rallying again after a difficult last year, Mads Østberg says.
 
Mads had hoped to set some good stage on the Sunday, but there were some problems with the differentials on the Fiesta, probably because of the car hitting a rock on SS14 the day before and damaging the suspension.
 
-I was careful expressing high ambitions before the start of the event, but I had a goal to fight for a podium position. That proved to be realistic, but as the margins are as small as they are in rallying we were not able to complete that task. Still I am optimistic before the next events. I have gotten my motivation back and the team is working just as dedicated and enthusiastic as myself and Ola. Rally is fun again and we are certainly looking forward to Portugal in only three weeks time, Mads says.






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