Tag Archive: Andreas Mikkelsen

May 25

WRC: Mikkelsen eyes title push

The Norwegian believes Saturday and Sunday were two of his best days in a rally car

Andreas Mikkelsen feels ready to battle for the WRC title after a revitalised approach to the final two days of last weekend’s Vodafone Rally de Portugal carried him to second place. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 12

WRC: Ogier sets early pace in Sweden

Sébastien Ogier held a slender lead at Rally Sweden following Friday morning’s opening speed test at Torsby

The Frenchman was fastest by three-tenths of a second from Volkswagen Polo R team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen on roads much improved from two days ago when they tackled the recce in soft and muddy conditions. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Ogier clear in Monte after Meeke’s demise

“It’s a shame for Kris as he was very fast this weekend and we had to produce a big performance to stay ahead of him”

“Sébastien Ogier will start Sunday’s final leg of Rallye Monte-Carlo with a near two-minute lead after his two closest challengers retired during a dramatic Saturday afternoon in the French Alps. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 05

Star-studded entry for Rallye Monte-Carlo

Defending champion Sébastien Ogier heads the seeded entry list

A total of 90 crews, 15 in the premier World Rally Car category, will start Rallye Monte-Carlo, the opening round of the 2016 World Rally Championship, later this month. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Mikkelsen nets maiden win (updated)

The Norwegian beat Volkswagen Polo R team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala by 3.1sec

Andreas Mikkelsen scored his maiden WRC victory in Spain’s RallyRACC Catalunya – Costa Daurada on Sunday when Sébastien Ogier crashed out of the lead in the final speed test. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Ogier wins in Germany

Jari-Matti Latvala 2nd and Andreas Mikkelsen 3rd

Sébastien Ogier won ADAC Rallye Deutschland on Sunday afternoon to move within touching distance of a third consecutive FIA World Rally Championship title. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

Ogier hopes to break Volkswagen duck

ADAC Rallye Deutschland

ADAC Rallye Deutschland - Sebastien OgierAn elusive victory on home soil will be the target for Volkswagen’s flying trio of drivers at the Rally of Germany in Trier this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Latvala flies to Finland lead

Almost half the rally’s competitive distance was crammed into nine gravel speed tests

Jari-Matti Latvala delighted his home fans by leading Neste Oil Rally Finland on Friday night after an enthralling leg in which the lead changed hands three times. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Sébastien Ogier won Thursday evening’s opening special stage at Neste Oil Rally Finland as less than a second covered the fastest three drivers

Sébastien Ogier sets early pace in Finland

The Frenchman topped the times in the 2.27km Harju by 0.6sec in his Volkswagen Polo R. Kris Meeke was second in Citroën’s DS 3 with Andreas Mikkelsen completing the top three, 0.8sec off the lead in another Polo R. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Aksel Lund Svindal and Andreas Mikkelsen under pressure

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Jul 04

Ogier holds slender lead in Poland

Sébastien Ogier headed a Volkswagen Motorsport 1-2-3 after Friday’s opening leg of 72nd LOTOS Rally Poland

The FIA World Rally Championship leader headed Andreas Mikkelsen by 2.1sec, with Jari-Matti Latvala a further 8.7sec behind in third. All three are driving Polo R cars. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

Mikkelsen blitzes Friday opener at 131kph!

 Ogier spoils Kubica’s joy   

131kph! That was the amazing average speed posted by Andreas Mikkelsen who won Friday’s opening stage at 72nd LOTOS Rally Poland to move into the lead of this seventh round of the FIA World Rally Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

74 entries for LOTOS 72nd Rally Poland

There are 14 entries in the top-line World Rally Car class

The organisers of LOTOS 72nd Rally Poland have confirmed a seventy-four car entry for the event, which runs from 2-5 July and is the seventh round of the world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Andreas Mikkelsen wins shakedown and Alén’s record under threat

Vodafone Rally de Portugal

WRC - Mikkelsen wins shakedown and Alén’s record under threat The Norwegian headed team-mates Sébastien Ogier and Jari-Matti Latvala in a VW 1-2-3. While his colleagues have driven the car since January’s opening round of the season in Monte-Carlo, this is Mikkelsen’s first rally in it. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

Latvala’s error puts Ogier clear

It left Ogier with room to breathe ahead of the developing battle between Mads Østberg and Andreas Mikkelsen

Sébastien Ogier will take a lead of 1min 15.2sec into Sunday’s final leg of Rally Guanajuato Mexico after a mistake by team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala this morning left him in the clear. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 16

Ogier wins after thrilling Sweden finale

In the most exciting WRC finale for years

WRC - Sébastien Ogier Sébastien Ogier claimed a thrilling last-gasp victory at Rally Sweden on Sunday after team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen spun away a maiden WRC victory almost within sight of the finish. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 15

WRC: Ogier wins Sweden thriller

Breaking news

Sébastien Ogier snatched a dramatic last-gasp victory at Rally Sweden after a titanic three-car tussle through Sunday’s final speed test. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 14

WRC: Mikkelsen leads after drama in Sweden

Mikkelsen battled handling issues on snow and ice-covered forest roads in Sweden and Norway

Andreas Mikkelsen led Rally Sweden after Friday’s dramatic opening leg in which team-mates Sébastien Ogier and Jari-Matti Latvala both went off the road while leading. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 27

Final World Rally Ranking 2012

The Rally Driver No. 1 is Sébastien Loeb – The Rally Codriver No. 1 is Daniel Elena

World Rally Ranking logoSebastian Vettel - Sébastien Loeb (photo © DPPI - Thierry Bovy)Sébastien Loeb is without question the number 1 of international rallying, as confirmed by the 2012 world rally ranking WRR (World Rally Ranking) promoted by the IRDA (International Rally Drivers Association), the first place is always occupied by the French driver, in second place the Finnish Mikko Hirvonen, the podium is completed by Norvegian Andreas Mikkelsen. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

PREVIEW: 2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 13 of 13

Cyprus Rally preview: Titles up for grabs on IRC finale

IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeMikkelsen CyprusThe all-action Intercontinental Rally Challenge season six reaches its climax in Cyprus from 2-4 November with a star-studded line-up of crews tackling the Mediterranean island’s demanding mixed-surface stages.

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