The Norwegian is a double podium finisher in this year’s ERC, but a victory has so far eluded him and Swedish co-driver Patrik Barth in their MRF Tyres Dealer Team Citroën C3 Rally2.
Having won Rally Hungary in 2021 before going on to take the country’s national title the following year, Østberg is aiming for more glory on the Nyíregyháza-based event from 6 - 8 October.
But in order to finish the ERC season on top, Østberg, 35, has listed three key factors that could aid his mission – if he gets them right.
1: Understand the rally: “Rally Hungary is a race I’ve done a few times now so I know it quite well and some of the stages are the same as previous years. The stages are really challenging and the weather can play a big role. Normally it’s a lot of cutting but they are quite good with the anti-cuts so that helps to keep the road a bit cleaner.”