Mads Ostberg welcomed his first child – his wife Beate gave birth to the couple’s son.
“My biggest victory and proudest moment ever! We’re filled with love and happiness right now. Love you Beate for creating a miracle”, Mads wrote on Twitter and continued on Facebook: “Baby boy Mons came to visit Friday. Driving a rallycar is nothing compared to giving birth. My beloved Beate was outstanding and so impressive! I’m blown away by women making miracles like this every day! I truly feel blessed and filled with love and happiness right now!”
Mads Ostberg planned to be next to his wife in that special moment. Thus he will miss Rally Mexico
“We have planned this a long time ago. I will not risk being away on another continent when Beate is having our first child. My next rally will be Tour de Corse in the beginning of april”, Ostberg explained in Sweden.
The newly formed team of the Norwegian and Martin Prokop will not attend the third round of the 2017 World Rally Championship. Prokop had to drive in Mexico and even appeared in the entry list. His new Ford Fiesta WRC though could not be ready on time for the race weekend. The Czech driver’s first rally for the current season will probably be in Sardegna (Italy). The Italian event will take place from June 9th to June 11th.
My biggest victory and proudest moment ever! We’re filled with love and happiness right now. Love you Beate for creating a miracle 💙 pic.twitter.com/LMa5kCxWW6
— Mads Østberg (@MadsOstberg) 25 February 2017