After lacking out on a Citroen seat to Ogier and Esapekka Lappi in 2019, Ostberg has stepped again to lend a hand the staff expand its new R5 automobile.

Ostberg completed 3rd in Australia in a C3 WRC closing yr and can take pleasure in a get started place additional down the order at the opening day this time round.

Ogier sits 28 issues at the back of issues chief and Toyota driving force Ott Tanak going into subsequent weekend’s penultimate spherical of the collection in Spain.

If the name combat stays open, Ogier is more likely to get started Australia 2nd at the street and can combat with street cleansing in the course of the opening day.

Having Ostberg doubtlessly forward of him in the course of the weekend would permit Citroen to govern the working order with a view to receive advantages Ogier.

Hyundai spurns Breen for Australia

The opposite important information coming from the Australia access listing is Hyundai’s choice to go away Craig Breen out in favour of Thierry Neuville, Dani Sordo and Andreas Mikkelsen.

Rally Italy winner Sordo has carried out smartly on dry gravel this yr and Mikkelsen took victory in Australia in 2016 whilst at Volkswagen.

Mikkelsen’s 2020 plans stay unclear. His settlement with Hyundai concludes on the finish of this yr and he has not too long ago introduced a cut up from his control staff.

Andreas Mikkelsen, Anders Jæger, Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC

Andreas Mikkelsen, Anders Jæger, Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC

Photograph via: Austral / Hyundai Motorsport

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