Another podium finish for Mads Ostberg in Finland

Another podium finish for Mads Ostberg in Finland

02.08.2015: Ľ RALLY FINLAND (30/7-2/8/2015) Ė FINISH Day 3 Like in Mexico and Argentina, Mads ōstberg and Jonas

» RALLY FINLAND (30/7-2/8/2015) – FINISH  Day 3




    Like in Mexico and Argentina, Mads Østberg and Jonas Andersson finished on the podium at Rally Finland in their DS 3 WRC.

    The Nordic crew remains third in the World Championship and the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team consolidates its second place in the Manufacturers’ championship standings.

    The WRC switches to tarmac for the next round, Rallye Deutschland, on 20-23 August.



All three DS 3 WRCs set off again this morning for a short loop featuring just two stages. Kris Meeke, Khalid Al Qassimi and Mads Østberg used the first run on Myhinpää to find their marks before the Power Stage.


First on the road, Kris Meeke set the third fastest time, just ahead of Mads Østberg. After a long regroup, the crews tackled this very fast stage for a second time in the final showdown. Kris Meeke claimed a bonus point by grabbing the third best time. Mads Østberg was fifth fastest on the Power Stage, securing his third podium finish of the season. Meanwhile, Khalid Al Qassimi enjoyed an error-free rally.


Thanks to his third place finish, Mads Østberg scored 15 points to remain third in the Drivers’ World Championship. With the extra point claimed by Kris Meeke, the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team now holds a slender advantage in second position in the Manufacturers’ standings.


Third in the WRC2 category since the opening day, Stéphane Lefebvre and Stéphane Prévot also completed the event on the podium in their DS 3 RRC. This highly positive result serves as the perfect warm-up for the young French driver’s competitive debut in the DS 3 WRC at Rally Germany in three weeks’ time.


In the FIA Junior WRC, the Frenchman Quentin Gilbert snatched the win by the narrowest of margins, finishing just 0.5 seconds ahead of the Finn Henri Haapamäki. The Norwegian Ole Christian Veiby took the final podium place.



QUOTE, UNQUOTE


Yves Matton (Citroën Racing Team Principal)
: “We let our drivers decide on their own strategy for this weekend. They showed their ability to drive very fast on these roads, which are regarded as something of a benchmark in the World Championship. Both Kris and Mads showed that they were capable of being among the frontrunners in Finland with the DS 3 WRC.


The work done by the entire team has clearly paid dividends. Kris’ mistake does not call this approach into question. Both drivers will be able to decide upon their own tactics in Germany and in Australia. Another podium finish is also further proof that the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team is making progress and it gives us confidence for the rest of the season.”


Mads Østberg:
“It’s been an excellent weekend for us. Although we lost a bit of time at the start, we were able to find our rhythm pretty quickly. We showed that we could be competitive and set some good times throughout the rally. I’m very happy to finish on the podium.


The feeling was particularly good in the DS 3 WRC. It’s incredibly enjoyable to drive such a fast and responsive car on these super-quick roads. All I had to do was listen to the pace notes and drive fast. It was really great fun. And that’s also why I’m a rally driver. I love my job!”




Kris Meeke:
“In terms of competitiveness, we showed that we have progressed compared with where we were last season here.


The changes to the DS 3 WRC have been very positive and we were able to get very close to the leaders. It’s always frustrating when you don’t come away with a result, but the conditions were particularly difficult this weekend.


 It was good to rejoin this morning and score a point in the Power Stage. At the end of the day, there are lot of positive points and one small negative…”




Khalid Al Qassimi:
“Given the conditions we encountered throughout the weekend, I decided not to take any risks. On some stages, our pace notes weren’t always perfect. I therefore preferred to take it easier and try to get the balance right, because this was the first time I have driven the DS 3 WRC on these roads.


 On the last test, I upped my pace by about 20% and it went pretty well. The stages are difficult, but really beautiful. It’s really enjoyable to race here!”


Stéphane Lefebvre:
“I had been hoping for a top-five finish ahead of this weekend in Finland. So to finish on the podium is especially pleasing. We are now going to concentrate on preparing for Rallye Deutschland, where I’ll be driving the DS 3 WRC for the first time competitively. I hope I can adapt to it quickly.”


HOW THE ACTION UNFOLDED



SS19 – Myhinpää 1 (14.13km) – With the roads still damp, the rally leader Jari-Matti Latvala took the stage win ahead of Sébastien Ogier, Kris Meeke and Mads Østberg. Khalid Al Qassimi set the sixteenth fastest time. In the FIA Junior WRC, Quentin Gilbert was handed a ten-second penalty, enabling Henri Haapamäki to close to within just 2.4 seconds.


SS20 – Power Stage Myhinpää 2 (14.13km) – Sébastien Ogier topped the timesheets to net three bonus points, followed by Jari-Matti Latvala and Kris Meeke. Latvala therefore won the fastest ever World Championship rally, at an average speed of over 125kph. Sébastien Ogier and Mads Østberg took the other podium places. Khalid Al Qassimi and Kris Meeke ended up in 17th and 18th positions. In the WRC2, Stéphane Lefebvre finished in third position whilst Quentin Gilbert claimed his third win in four events in the FIA Junior WRC, ending just 0.5 seconds clear of runner-up, Henri Haapamäki.



FINAL PROVISIONAL OVERALL STANDINGS


1. Jari-Matti Latvala / Miikka Anttila (Volkswagen Polo R WRC) 2:33.03.8
2. Sébastien Ogier / Julien Ingrassia (Volkswagen Polo R WRC) +13.7
3. Mads Østberg / Jonas Andersson (DS 3 WRC) +1:36.8
4. Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (Hyundai i20 WRC) +3:58.7
5. Ott Tanak / Raigo Molder (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) +4:29.3
6. Juho Hänninen / Tomi Tuominen (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) +4:44.3
7. Martin Prokop / Jan Tomanek (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) +6:20.3
8. Esapekka Lappi / Janne Ferm (Skoda Fabia R5) +7:11.2
9. Pontus Tidemand / Emil Axelsson (Skoda Fabia R5) +8:52.2
10. Lorenzo Bertelli / Lorenzo Granai (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) +9:37.4…
17. Khalid Al Qassimi / Chris Pattersson (DS 3 WRC) +16:20.7
18. Kris Meeke / Paul Nagle (DS 3 WRC) +21:39.7…



FASTEST TIMES


Jari-Matti Latvala, 10 – Sébastien Ogier, 9 – Kris Meeke, 1



LEADERS


SS1: Sébastien Ogier

SS2: Kris Meeke

SS3 to SS7: Sébastien Ogier

SS8 to SS20 (finish): Jari-Matti Latvala



DRIVERS’ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP


    Sébastien Ogier 182 points
    Jari-Matti Latvala 93 pts
    Mads Østberg 84 pts
    Andreas Mikkelsen 83 pts
    Thierry Neuville 70 pts
    Kris Meeke 54 pts
    Elfyn Evans 53 pts
    Ott Tänak 50 pts…
    Khalid Al-Qassimi 9 pts



MANUFACTURERS’ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP


    Volkswagen Motorsport 257 pts
    Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT 141 pts
    Hyundai Shell WRT 139 pts
    M-Sport WRT 126 pts…



Marie-Pierre Rossi, Adrien da Cunha Belvès- photos Citroen

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/podium-finish-mads-ostberg-finland-rally---139538.html

02.08.2015 / MaP

More News

FIA Junior WRC standings and Nations Trophy
02.08.2015
... after WRC Finland Rally 2015FIA JUNIOR WRC STANDINGS1. Quentin Gilbert 81 points2. Henri Haapamaki 48 points3. Simone Tempestini 47 points4. Ole Christian Veiby 40 point more >>
Quentin Gilbert holds off fightback from Henri Haapamäki
02.08.2015
» RALLY FINLAND (30/7-2/8/2015) – FINISH  JWRC Day3    Led by a flying Henri Haapamäki, on a charge right to the finish, the Finnish clan was beaten by the Frenchman Quentin Gilbert at Rally Finland. more >>
Pirelli privateers claim best results in Finland
02.08.2015
Martin Prokop seals his best-ever result on the fastest-ever World Rally Championship event with PirelliPirelli tyres have helped privateer Martin Prokop to claim his best-ever resul more >>
WRC Championship standings after Finland Rally
02.08.2015
FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), Overall StandingsDrivers' Championship        points1.    Sébastien Ogier    1822.    Jari-Matti Latva more >>
M-Sport World Rally Teamís Ott Tänak recovers fifth in Finland Rally
02.08.2015
M-Sport World Rally Team’s Ott Tänak overcame all adversity to secure a strong fifth place at this weekend’s Rally Finland – keeping the team in contention for second place in the manufacturers’ FIA World Rally Championship. more >>
Volkswagen Quotes after final day in Rally Finland
02.08.2015
WRC Rallyes - Neste Oil Finland RallySunday, August 2nd, 2015Sébastien Ogier, Volkswagen Polo R WRC #1“It was an incredible duel. I think we put on a great show for the fans. Congratulations to Jari-Matti more >>
Jari-Matti Latvala wins his home rally with Volkswagen
02.08.2015
FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP (WRC)RALLY FINLAND-   Record-breaking drive: Latvala/Anttila triumph at fastest WRC rally ever-    One-two sees Volkswagen extend its lead in the Manufacturers’ Champio more >>
27 retirements in Finland Rally 2015
02.08.2015
WRC Rallyes - NESTE OIL FINLAND RALLYSunday, August 2nd 20159     NOR  A. MIKKELSEN     NORO. FLOENE     Volkswagen Motorsport IIVolkswagen Polo R WRC     T     RC1     SF5     MECHANICAL14     POL &nbs more >>
WRC2 and WRC3 final results in Finland Rally
02.08.2015
WRC Rallyes - NESTE OIL FINLAND RALLYSunday, August 2nd 2015WRC21.     42     FIN  E. LAPPI     WRC2     RC2     2:40:15.0     more >>
Final overall results in Neste Oil Finland Rally 2015
02.08.2015
WRC Rallyes - NESTE OIL FINLAND RALLYSunday, August 2nd 20151.     2     FIN  J. LATVALA     M     RC1     2:33:03.8       & more >>
Powerstage top10 - Latvala wins Finland Rally 2015
02.08.2015
WRC Rallyes - NESTE OIL FINLAND RALLYSS20 Myhinpää 2 (Power Stage) (14.13 km)Sunday, August 2nd 20151.     2     FIN  J. LATVALA     2:33:03.8     & more >>
Mads Ostberg moves into the fast lane in Finland
01.08.2015
RALLY FINLAND (30/7-2/8/2015) – DAY 2•    Picking up the gauntlet after Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle they went off on Jukojärvi, Mads Østberg and Jonas Andersson lie third overall at Rally Finland ahead of Sunda more >>
Ott Tänak jumps to fifth in Finland
01.08.2015
M-Sport World Rally Team’s Ott Tänak jumped – quite literally – back into Rally Finland’s top-five today after an intelligent approach paid dividends following yesterday’s costly mistake.Having damaged the front-left damper more >>
Latvala-Ogier Show continues at the Rally Finland
01.08.2015
  FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP (WRC) RALLY FINLAND-    “JML” leads by 13.2 seconds after 291.74 of the 320.00 kilometres against the clock-    Advantage Latvala in all-Volkswagen duel a more >>
Retirements in Finland Rally after SS16
01.08.2015
WRC Rallyes - NESTE OIL FINLAND RALLYSaturday, August 1st, 20159     NOR   A. MIKKELSEN     NORO. FLOENE     Volkswagen Motorsport IIVolkswagen Polo R WRC     T     RC1     SF5     MECHANICAL20     more >>
Overall standings in Finland after stage 16
01.08.2015
WRC Rallyes - NESTE OIL FINLAND RALLYSS16 Jukojärvi 2 (21.14 km)Saturday, August 1st, 2015 Kris Meeke (Citroen) crashes out   1.     2     FIN  J. LATVALA     2 more >>
Selected driver quotes from Finland Rally after stage 14
01.08.2015
WRC Rallyes - NESTE OIL FINLAND RALLYSaturday, August 1st, 2015Crews are en-route to Jyväskylä for the midpoint 30-minute service. The afternoon's competition kicks off at 1437hrs with the repeat of Mökkiperä. more >>
Saturday Midday overall standings after Finland Rally stage 14
01.08.2015
WRC Rallyes - NESTE OIL FINLAND RALLYS14 Horkka 1 (15.59 km)Saturday, August 1st, 20151.     2     FIN  J. LATVALA     1:48:20.3         more >>
Citroën Racing the Finnish Grand Prix is go !
31.07.2015
» RALLY FINLAND (30/7-2/8/2015) – DAY 1– With Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle third overall and Mads Østberg/Jonas Andersson in fourth position, the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team mastered the first leg of Rally Finl more >>
M-Sport World Rally Team: Determination and damage limitation
31.07.2015
M-Sport World Rally Team’s Elfyn Evans and Ott Tänak know how demanding Rally Finland can be, but the youngsters were cruelly reminded of that fact today – having to muster all of their determination in pursuit of damage limitation.With more >>
Latvala and Ogier lead the Rally Finland
31.07.2015
  FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP (WRC)RALLY FINLAND-    Rematch: Latvala and Ogier battle for lead in repeat of 2014 Rally Finland-    “Ouninpohja”, “Pihlajakoski” and & more >>
Stage 10 overall standings in Finland Rally- Latvala at the end of day2
31.07.2015
WRC Rallyes - Final Rally 2015SS10 Harju 2 (2.27 km)Friday, July 31st 20151.     2     FIN  J. LATVALA     1:16:19.2         2.    more >>
Stage 9 overall standings in Finland Rally- Latvala leads
31.07.2015
WRC Rallyes - Final Rally 2015SS9 Himos 2 (5.62 km)Friday, July 31st 20151.     2     FIN  J. LATVALA     1:14:35.3         2.   more >>
Stage 8 overall standings in Finland Rally - Latvala leads
31.07.2015
WRC Rallyes - Final Rally 20158 Ouninpohja 2 (34.39 km)Friday, July 31st 20151.     2     FIN  J. LATVALA     1:11:21.9         2 more >>
Latvala win stage 6 in Finland Rally, Ogier keeps leading
31.07.2015
WRC Rallyes - Final Rally 2015SS6 Pihlajakoski 2 (14.51 km)Friday, July 31st 20151.     1     FRA  S. OGIER     45:00.6         2. &nbs more >>
M-Sport driver quotes Finland Rally section2 Midday
31.07.2015
RALLY FINLAND, SECTION TWOOtt Tänak (10th) said:  “A couple of kilometres before the end of the second stage [of the morning, SS3] I over-corrected one corner. It looked a bit tighter than what I had it down more >>
Stage 5 overall standings in Finland Rally
31.07.2015
WRC Rallyes - Final Rally 2015SS5 Himos 1 (5.62 km)Friday, July 31st 2015   1.     1     FRA  S. OGIER     38:27.9         2.     more >>
Stage 1 overall classification in Finland day 1
30.07.2015
WRC Rallyes - FINLAND Rally 2015Friday, July 30th 2015SS1 Harju 1 (2.27 km)1.     1     FRA  S. OGIER     1:48.6         2.   & more >>
Times and Neuville crash in Finland shakedown
30.07.2015
The leading times were:1.     Mads Østberg     DS 3     2min 13.3sec2.     Andreas Mikkelsen     Volkswagen Polo R     2min 13.7sec3.     Robert Kubica     Ford Fiesta RS     2min 13.8sec more >>
Volkswagen duos at the front in the Finland shakedown
30.07.2015
RALLY FINLAND - WRC Rallyes -    124.77 km/h average speed as warm-up – standard Neste Oil Rally Finland-    Mikkelsen in second is the fastest Volkswagen driver on the “Ruuhimäki” stage more >>
Max Vatanen promises maximum attack on his home Rally Finland
29.07.2015
  And this is where it all comes home for Max Vatanen. The 24-year-old, currently second in the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy standings, is contesting his home Rally Finland, which gets underway tomorrow, for only the second time in his short career. Nonetheless, this is an ev more >>
SKODA Fabia R5 bei der schnellsten WM-Rallye des Jahres am Start
29.07.2015
- Rallye Finnland: Durchschnittsgeschwindigkeit liegt weit über 100 km/h-Esapekka Lappi freut sich nach dem ersten WM-Triumph für den Fabia R5 auf sein Heimspiell - Pontus Tidemand am Steuer des zweiten ŠKODA Boliden- Michal Hrabánek: „Rallye Finnland begeistert Fans und Fahrer“ more >>
World skiing champion versus rally ace: Svindal and Mikkelsen race downhill to fjord
28.07.2015
Finland Rallye -  FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP (WRC)A ferry that waits for nobody, breath-taking fjord scenery in Norway and a unique race. That is what you get when Aksel Lund Svindal – Norw more >>
Kubica tackles the fastest Rally of the year with Pirelli
28.07.2015
Ford Fiesta RS WRC ace Robert Kubica is ready for the quickest and most famous rally of the entire world championship, as he and the other Pirelli runners head to the flat-out rollercoaster crests of Finland this weekend.Joining Kubica are a numb more >>
Hyundai tackles fast and furious Rally Finland
27.07.2015
Hyundai Motorsport aims to resume its competitive form with a three-car entry when the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) returns from a short summer break at Rally Finland this weekend.The eighth round of the season in Finland will pick up where Ra more >>
Rally Finland Itinerary and TV times 2015
26.07.2015
FIA World Rally Championship (WRC)Rally Finland – ItineraryThursday, 30 July 2015    Shakedown (Ruuhimäki) 210 min.     08:00 & more >>
F1 in the forest: Volkswagen ahead of air show at the Rally Finland
26.07.2015
  FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP (WRC)RALLY FINLAND-    Legendary stage ‘Ouninpohja’ returns – with an average speed of over 130 km/h-    World Rally Cars in the more >>
Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team Finland Rally preview
26.07.2015
RALLY FINLAND (30/7-2/8/2015) FASTER, HIGHER, HARDER!– At the height of the summer, the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team enters the second ha lf of the season in Finland. – Around Jyväskylä more >>
High stakes for Citroen Junior in Finland Rally
26.07.2015
RALLY FINLAND (30/7-2/8/2015) – PREVIEW– Twelve crews line up at the start of Rally Finland in the FIA Junior WRC category. – The Frenchman Quentin Gilbert, the Italian more >>

Kategorien

2001-2023 automobilsport.com full copyright