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Ola Fløene (born February 1, 1969) is a Norwegian rally co-driver in the World Rally Championship. He will be teamed with Pontus Tidemand for M-Sport Ford in 2019 World Rally Championship for selected events.[1]

Ola Fløene
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Ola Fløene at the 2014 Rallye Deutschland
Personal information
Nationality Norway
Born (1969-02-01) February 1, 1969 (age 50)
Hamar, Norway
World Rally Championship record
Active years1995, 2000–present
TeamsVolkswagen Motorsport, M-Sport
Rallies103
Championships0
Rally wins1
Podiums15
Stage wins37
First rally1995 RAC Rally
First win2015 Rally Catalunya
Last win2015 Rally Catalunya

Rally careerEdit

Fløene and Mikkelsen won the Intercontinental Rally Challenge in 2011 and 2012. And, in 2013, he and Pontus Tidemand were the Junior World Rally champions.[2]

Debuting in the World Rally Championship in 1995, Fløene began co-driving Mikkelsen at the 2006 Wales Rally GB and they got their first win at the 2015 Rally Catalunya. Mikkelsen won consecutive titles in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge with Škoda in 2011 and 2012.[3]

He joined Volkswagen Motorsport after replacing his successor, Markkula, mid-season in 2014 and restarting his partnership with Mikkelsen.[4] He got his first podium on his second time back at Volkswagen.

In 2016 it was announced he would become Mads Østberg's co-driver at Ford whilst Anders Jæger took over from Fløene at Volkswagen.[5]

WRC victoriesEdit

Rally resultsEdit

WRC resultsEdit

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pos. Points
2006 Stobart VK Ford Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 04 MON SWE MEX ESP FRA ARG ITA GRE GER FIN JPN CYP TUR AUS NZL GBR
Ret
NC 0
2007 Stobart VK Ford Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 04 MON SWE NOR
10
MEX POR
10
NC 0
Ramsport ARG ITA GRE FIN
12
GER
24
NZW ESP
25
FRA
DSQ
JPN IRE
9
Ford Focus RS WRC 06 GBR
Ret
2008 Ramsport Ford Focus RS WRC 06 MON SWE
5
MEX ARG JOR ITA
Ret
GRE TUR
19
FIN
12
16th 5
Ford Focus RS WRC 07 GER
11
NZL ESP
8
FRA
11
JPN GBR
2009 Andreas Mikkelsen Subaru Impreza WRX STi IRE NOR
Ret
NC 0
Škoda Fabia WRC CYP POR ARG ITA GRE POL
Ret
FIN AUS ESP GBR
2010 Andreas Mikkelsen Ford Fiesta S2000 SWE
11
MEX JOR TUR NZL POR BUL FIN GER JPN 26th 1
Škoda Fabia S2000 FRA
18
ESP
Czech Ford National Team GBR
10
2011 Volkswagen Motorsport Škoda Fabia S2000 SWE MEX POR JOR ITA ARG GRE FIN
Ret
GER AUS FRA ESP GBR NC 0
2012 Volkswagen Motorsport Škoda Fabia S2000 MON SWE
13
MEX POR ARG
Ret
GRE
Ret
NZL FIN
27
GER
7
GBR FRA
12
ITA
7
ESP
21
14th 13
2013 Pontus Tidemand Ford Fiesta RS WRC MON SWE
Ret
MEX POR ARG GRE ITA FIN GER AUS FRA ESP GBR NC 0
2014 Pontus Tidemand Ford Fiesta RS WRC MON SWE
8
MEX 5th 106
Ford Fiesta R5 POR
11
ARG
Volkswagen Motorsport II Volkswagen Polo R WRC ITA
4
POL
2
FIN
4
GER
3
AUS
3
FRA
2
ESP
7
GBR
Ret
2015 Volkswagen Motorsport II Volkswagen Polo R WRC MON
3
SWE
3
MEX
3
ARG
Ret
POR
3
ITA
36
POL
2
FIN
Ret
GER
3
AUS
4
FRA
3
ESP
1
GBR
3
3rd 171
2016 M-Sport Ford Fiesta RS WRC MON
4
SWE
3
MEX
3
ARG
5
POR
7
ITA
Ret
POL
8
FIN
6
GER
6
CHN
C
FRA
9
ESP
5
GBR
8
AUS
6
7th 102
2017 M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC MON SWE
15
MEX FRA ARG
9
POR
8
ITA
7
POL
7
FIN 16th 18
Emil Bergkvist Citroën DS3 R5 GER
19
ESP GBR
Ret
AUS
2018 Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T MON SWE
24
MEX FRA
22
ARG POR ITA FIN GER TUR GBR ESP AUS NC 0
2019 M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC MON
20
SWE
8
MEX FRA ARG CHL POR ITA FIN TUR
9
GBR
7
ESP AUS
C
14th 12
Ford Fiesta R5 Mk. II GER
WD

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Klien, Jamie (21 December 2018). "Tidemand gets two WRC rounds with M-Sport". motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  2. ^ "JWRC: Tidemand secures Junior Title". WRC.com. 5 October 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
  3. ^ "World Rally Championship Co-Driver | Co-Driver Profile". wrc.com. Retrieved 2015-11-03.
  4. ^ "Mikkelsen replaces co-driver Markkula". WRC.com. WRC Promoter GmbH. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Ola Floene is Mads Ostberg's new co-driver!". madsostberg.no. Mads Østberg official site. Archived from the original on 9 December 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2015.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mikko Markkula
Intercontinental Rally Challenge Champion Co-Driver
20112012
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Phil Pugh
Junior World Rally Champion Co-Driver
2013
Succeeded by
Thomas Dubois