News broke today on Autosport that has Mads Ostberg collaborating with M-Sport for the 2011 campaign in the new Fiesta RS WRC. Big news for Ford as Ostberg will bring his Adapta Motorsport rally team into the M-Sport fold. The Norweigian driver has competed in select rounds of the championship this year in a Subaru WRC car and has put together great performances for the technology. A move to a better drive was in order and must be considered a welcome addition to the team.
One thing that we need to remember is that even though the Adapta team has joined M-Sport, the English squad will be in full control of the Fiestas they provide. Due to the sensative technology involved in the new generation WRC machines, the cars will be impounded and prepared by M-Sport directly. Again, reason being as Ford does not want technology from their car to work its way to Citroen and that works really both ways.
Mads had piloted a Fiesta S2000 for the Germany and France rounds of the WRC this year and put together very quick times through the stages. This is obviously a great oppurtunity for Ostberg and will finally give him a car capable of producing results on stage.