Rally Mexico Result

Mads Østberg and Jonas Andersson finished as runners-up at Rally Mexico in their DS 3 WRC. It is the first time the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team has finished on the podium this season.

This result, obtained at one of the most specialised rallies on the WRC calendar, kicks off a lengthy series of six gravel rounds, which continues in Argentina on 23-26 April.


Mads Østberg and Jonas Andersson still had work to do to achieve their stated aim of a podium finish as they left the León service park on Sunday morning in their DS 3 WRC. Second overnight on Saturday, the Citroën  Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team driver had to defend his position and hold off his fellow countryman Andreas Mikkelsen, who was only 4.5 seconds behind. Setting off three minutes after his rival, Mads Østberg drove at a strong pace. He even broke the stage record with a time of 35:26.5 in the DS 3 WRC, improving on his own performance here last year.

Mads Østberg commented:

“I’m pleased to have shown that I was capable of maintaining a very strong pace throughout the rally. Second place is an excellent result for the debut gravel outing of the 2015-spec DS 3 WRC. It will give us confidence for the rest of the season. We have to keep working and build on these foundations to improve further.”