Mads Østberg

Nationality NorwegianBorn October 11, 1987 World Rally Championship recordActive years 2006–presentTeams Stobart M-Sport Ford Rally TeamRallies 31Championships 0Rally wins 0Podiums 1Stage wins 6Total points 54First rally 2006 Swedish RallyMads Østberg (born October 11, 1987) is a Norwegian rally driver. His co-driver is Jonas Andersson.Østberg competed in his first rally in 2004. His first World Rally Championship event was the 2006 Swedish Rally, in which he finished 31st in his Subaru Impreza WRC. In the 2006 season, he competed in two more WRC rallies; retiring at the Rally Finland and finishing 23rd at the Wales Rally GB.In the 2007 season, Østberg continued with an Impreza WRC and competed in six world rallies for the Prodrive-supported Adapta team. He took his first stage win on a super special stage of the 2007 Swedish Rally, and later achieved his first WRC point by finishing eighth at the 2007 Rally Finland. Østberg also contested the Norwegian Rally Championship and won the national title.In 2008, Østberg continued to race with Adapta Motorsport in the WRC, using a Subaru Impreza WRC. He did not score any championship points in his seven events. In the 2009 season, Østberg scored points on three WRC rounds and recorded his best-ever finish at the Rally Portugal, finishing sixth. His Adapta AS team was supported by Prodrive because of Subaru's withdrawal from the championship.In the following season, Østberg contested four WRC rallies in an Impreza and two in a Ford Fiesta S2000. For the second year in running, he placed 11th in the drivers' world championship. In November 2010, it was confirmed that Østberg and Adapta Motorsport will race in the 2011 WRC with a Ford Fiesta RS WRC.