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Østberg remains in top ten after Day 2 at 2016 Tour de Corse – Rallye de France

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Mads Østberg remains in the top ten after Day 2 at the 2016 Tour de Corse – Rallye de France.

The M-Sport driver has been using a new driving style to perfect his asphalt driving in Corsica, but has had to sacrifice time through the Corsican asphalt all weekend to gain experience of driving on this surface.

Østberg did finish the day after the rain came down on the afternoon stages down in ninth place, over 50 seconds behind his team-mate Camilli going into the final day of the rally.

The Norwegian said “We’ve manged to get through the day without any big problems and when everything was working well I could focus on our strategy.

“This new style goes against my natural way of driving. It’s not so comfortable at the moment, but it’s positive that we are trying something different.

“I knew before the rally that we would lose time here, but we need to do it. We need to do this training in competition, and hopefully we will see a benefit in the future.”

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