Mads Østberg will be back in the WRC2 with a full WRC2 programme in 2021. The Norwegian won the WRC2 championship last year and aims to defend his world title with his co-driver Torstein Eriksen.
Østberg will drive a Citroën C3 Rally2 run by the Tagai Racing Technology team on seven WRC events this year. The 2020 WRC2 champion will also be competing in the Hungarian Rally Championship with the Citroën C3 Rally2.
The precise details on Østberg’s WRC2 programme are ‘yet to be defined’.
“Obviously, I’m very happy to be able to continue all the work done with Citroën Racing. We have got to know each other well over the years and the world title won in 2020 clearly illustrates just how effective our working relationship is. I was heavily involved in the development of C3 Rally2 and I’m proud to be able to drive it in the upper reaches of world rallying. Defending the title with a new team is going to be a big challenge. We have worked a lot with Citroën Racing and TRT to put together this programme and it took a while to reach a decision. I’m convinced we have found the right solution to reach our goals.”
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