Two more 2017-spec Fiesta WRC cars on the grid for Ostberg and Prokop
Mads Ostberg and Martin Prokop will join the 2017 World Rally Championship grid from Rally Sweden (February 9) onwards with two 2017-spec Ford Fiesta WRCs. After losing his seat in the M-Sport World Rally Team, the Norwegian Mads Ostberg decided to run a new Ford Fiesta WRC for his team Adapta Motorsport, which ran his cars in other competitions besides WRC. Adapta previously had a World Rally Team in 2012, when Ostberg was also driving Fiesta WRC.
Ostberg’s partner in a team would be the Czech driver Martin Prokop, who regularly ran Fiesta in the World Championship for his Jipocar Czech National team. Prokop is currently at Dakar Rally, where he also runs with Ford.
As new 2017-spec cars are allowed to be entered by factory teams only, Ostberg’s and Prokop’s cars would be officially entered as M-Sport’s cars, besides three cars for Sebastien Ogier, Ott Tanak and Elfyn Evans.