Tag Archive: Andreas Mikkelsen

Nov 20

WRC: Mikkelsen signs off with Australia victory

Norwegian Andreas Mikkelsen ended his Volkswagen spell by winning the Kennards Hire Rally Australia

WRC - Andreas Mikkelsen signs off with Australia victory He repelled a fierce attack from team-mate and world champion Sébastien Ogier, who spun away his victory chances on the dusty Bucca speed test early this morning. Mikkelsen achieved his third career win by 14.9sec over his Polo R colleague. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

WRC: Mikkelsen clings to Australia lead

Andreas Mikkelsen remains on track to end his Volkswagen spell with a win after a gruelling day in the sun

WRC - Mikkelsen clings to Australia lead He kept world champion Sébastien Ogier and Hayden Paddon at bay during a sweltering day on the shire roads of New South Wales. However, a bizarre problem in the final country speed test slashed his advantage to just 2.0sec with one day remaining. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

WRC: Fired up Mikkelsen leads in Australia

Andreas Mikkelsen led Kennards Hire Rally Australia on Friday night after heading the leaderboard for most of a hot and dusty day in New South Wales

Spurred on by the knowledge that he must win this final round of the FIA World Rally Championship to stand a realistic chance of securing the runners-up spot, Mikkelsen was 15.4sec ahead of Volkswagen Polo R team-mate Sébastien Ogier.

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Oct 27

Friends braced for tough Wales Rally GB battle

The route for this week’s Dayinsure Wales Rally GB is billed as the longest and most challenging

Friends braced for tough Wales Rally GB battle Championship rivals Andreas Mikkelsen and Thierry Neuville will put their friendship to one side when they lock horns at this week’s Dayinsure Wales Rally GB, both determined to end each other’s hopes of finishing as runner-up in the 2016 WRC drivers’ points standings. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

WRC: Ogier nets first Corsica win

The Frenchman was unchallenged over almost 400km of Corsica’s bumpy asphalt mountain roads

Sébastien Ogier won the Che Guevara Energy Drink Tour de Corse for the first time on Sunday after leading the three-day Mediterranean island classic from start to finish. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

WRC: Mikkelsen ties with Ogier

Che Guevara Energy Drink Tour de Corse

Team-mates Sébastien Ogier and Andreas Mikkelsen tied at the top of the timesheets in Saturday’s second speed test at the Che Guevara Energy Drink Tour de Corse, but there was disappointment for Kris Meeke who crashed out. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

WRC: Ogier ends his winless streak

“It’s been really exciting and a long time since I was battling like this for a win”

WRC - Ogier ends his winless streak Volkswagen’s Sébastien Ogier returned to the top step of the WRC podium at ADAC Rallye Deutschland as he successfully brought an end to his six-event winless streak.  Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

WRC: Ogier takes win in Germany

Volkswagen’s Sébastien Ogier returned to rally-winning form on Sunday afternoon as he won ADAC Rallye Deutschland

The Frenchman snatched the lead of this season’s first all-asphalt rally from team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen on day two with a string of stunning performances in the Baumholder military proving ground stages and managed his lead from there on in to win by 20.3. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

Sébastien Ogier took the lead on Saturday morning after a storming drive through the 40km Panzerplatte Lang stage

ADAC Rallye Deutschland: Ogier hits the front in Panzerplatte

The reigning world champion went into day two hunting down his rally-leading team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen. The duo traded seconds on the opening four stages of the day and the lead changed hands twice as both men battled to get the best out of their different tyre choices in changeable road conditions. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

Mikkelsen braced for “big challenge”

ADAC Rally Deutschland

Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) performs during the FIA World Rally Championship 2016 Germany in Trier, Germany on August 19, 2016 Volkswagen’s Andreas Mikkelsen said it will be a “big challenge” to protect his slender overnight ADAC Rally Deutschland lead – but he was committed to taking the risks that may be required. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

WRC: Latvala tops Finland shakedown

The 31-year-old was 0.5sec ahead of Sébastien Ogier and Andreas Mikkelsen

Jari-Matti Latvala headed a Volkswagen clean sweep of the top times at the Neste Rally Finland shakedown on Thursday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 12

Twenty World Rally Cars in Finland

The stellar entry matches Rally Sweden in 2013

Neste Rally Finland (28 – 31 July) expects 20 World Rally Cars to start the Jyväskylä-based forest spectacular – a figure not surpassed in the FIA World Rally Championship for almost eight years. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

WRC: Mikkelsen’s win, Tanak’s heartbreak

Norwegian claims dramatic victory in Rally Poland

WRC - Andreas Mikkelsen Andreas Mikkelsen snatched a dramatic last-gasp victory at PZM 73rd Rally Poland on Sunday afternoon when long-time leader Ott Tänak was cruelly deprived of a maiden FIA World Rally Championship win.

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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 »

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