After competing on three events in this season and getting important points on all of them, Mads Ostberg was logical choice to replace Meeke’s empty seat in Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT team.
It will be maybe big plus for Citroen, because there are almost all events with gravel surface to the end of season and Ostberg could have good start positions. Except ADAC Rallye Deutschland as tarmac event for which one Ostberg and his teammate Breen were already testing:
He won’t driving just on Rally Catalunya, because Loeb will be back for his last event in this season and Al-Quassimi will be driving third C3 there (also in Finland and Turkey).
After beeing sixth on Rally Sweden and Rally Portugal and fifth place on Rally Italia Sardegna, he will be driving in Finlany, Germany, Turkey, Great Britain and Australia.
Citroen is for now on last fourt place in manufacturer standings with 32 points behind Toyota.