Citroen adds Ostberg for Australia, could boost Ogier WRC title bid – WRC

Is Honda using Zarco to pressure Lorenzo? The Tank Slappers podcast on the latest twists in two now interwined sagas Sainz splits Hamilton and Verstappen in your ratings McLaren’s underdog star impressing Autosport Plus subscribers Video: Mercedes’ latest updates explained Our 3D animation reveals the new parts that helped Mercedes hit back Citroen has entered a third C3 WRC to be driven by Mads Ostberg for next month’s season-closing Rally Australia to potentially boost Sebastien Ogier’s World Rally Championship title hopes. After missing out on a Citroen seat to Ogier and Lappi in 2019, Ostberg has stepped back to help the team develop its new R5 car. Ostberg finished third in Coffs Harbour in a C3 WRC last year and will benefit from a start position further down the order on day one this time around. Ogier sits 28 points behind points leader and Toyota driver Ott Tanak going into next week’s penultimate round of the series in Spain. If the title fight remains open, Ogier is likely to start Australia second on the road and will struggle with road cleaning through the opening day. Having Ostberg potentially ahead of him through the weekend would a...

Audi Announced as Sponsor of Astralis Group’s Future FC FIFA Team

German automobile manufacturer Audi has announced a partnership with Future FC, the newly-formed FIFA team from Astralis Group, the company behind teams Astralis and Origen. Audi and Astralis have history together, with the carmaker sponsoring the Astralis Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) team in early 2017 and then from Nov. 2017 to Nov. 2018. Opting to shift away from first-person shooters, Audi then announced a three-year deal with League of Legends team Origen in January 2019. Danish news agency Ritzau reports that the deal with Audi is a three-year agreement with a value to Future FC of at least $1M per year. Audi is the first marketing partner of Future FC, which was announced in late August and has signed its first player ahead of upcoming FIFA 20 competitions. “Future FC is a new and exciting chapter in Audi’s collaboration with the Astralis Group, where we naturally build on the explosive development and digital opportunities that esports has already given us,” said Audi Denmark head of marketing Morten Friis-Olsen, in a release. “The collaboration on Future FC based on the FIFA game and all its users and fans is extremely relevant and attractive to Audi, as sp...