Mads Ostberg replaced by Stephane Lefèbvrein Australia

Mads Ostberg replaced by Stephane Lefèbvrein Australia

09.09.2015: The Norwegian was injured on Tuesday afternoon after an accident on the

The Norwegian was injured on Tuesday afternoon after an accident on the Valla stage which also left his co-driver Jonas Andersson with bruising.

After a medical check-up, Østberg was cleared to continue his recce today but subsequently pulled out.
 
   
His place in the Citroen Total Abu Dhabi squad will be taken by French rising star Stéphane Lefebvre who had travelled to Australia to take part in the recce only.



Team manager Marek Nawarecki said:
"All the team is very disappointed for Mads and Jonas. They had the motivation and potential to achieve a very good result here. Without proper preparation we are not expecting that Stephane will be competitive but for him it is a new opportunity to learn.


We are asking him to finish the rally to score points in the manufacturers' championship."

 

 

- Marie Paule Rossi, photo Citroen

 

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