Tag Archive: Andreas Mikkelsen

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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Oct 04

All-action IRC season six to conclude on Cyprus Rally

The race for Intercontinental Rally Challenge glory will reach its climax on the Cyprus Rally from 2-4 November.

Mikkelsen CyprusIRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeWith a history dating back to 1970, the mixed-surface event lists a host of illustrious former winners including Stig Blomqvist, Sébastien Loeb, Colin McRae, Ari Vatanen and Björn Wåldegard. Since its inclusion on the IRC calendar for the first time in 2010, Nasser Al-Attiyah and Andreas Mikkelsen have both enjoyed success. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

Sibiu Rally day 2 report

2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round eight of 13, July 19-21

IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeAmbiance Rom 84Andreas Mikkelsen and co-driver Ola Fløene have claimed ŠKODA’s 25th victory in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge with a dominant performance on the Sibiu Rally, which finished in Romania’s picturesque Transylvania region this evening.

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Jul 20

Sibiu Rally day 1 report

2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round eight of 13, July 19-21

IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeHunt Rom 02Andreas Mikkelsen will take a commanding lead into the final day of the Sibiu Rally, the first Intercontinental Rally Challenge counter to take place in Romania, following a drama-filled day on the demanding, albeit picturesque gravel stages in Transylvania.

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May 12

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round four of 13 : Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse – Day three report

Debut IRC joy for Sordo and Mini in Corsica

IRC - Intercontinental Rally Challengemikkelsen fra 70Dani Sordo has claimed victory on Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse, round four of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, following a faultless performance in a MINI John Cooper Works S2000 on his debut in the all-action series.

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May 11

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round four of 13 : Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse – Day two report

IRC newcomer Sordo on top after day of drama in Corsica
 
sordo fra 34IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeDani Sordo will start the final six stages of Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse on Saturday firmly in contention for a debut victory in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge following a day of high drama on the demanding asphalt roads around Corte in the centre of the picturesque Mediterranean island. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round four of 13 : Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse – Day one report

Mikkelsen heads close battle for Corsica IRC glory
 
IRC - Intercontinental Rally Challengemikkelsen fra 03Intercontinental Rally Challenge champion Andreas Mikkelsen leads Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse following the opening three stages around Ajaccio this afternoon. However, with 2.8s covering the leading drivers, Mikkelsen has a big fight on his hands in his bid to win his first IRC event on asphalt and extend his title advantage. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

IRC Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés day two report

2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round two of 13

IRC - Intercontinental Rally Challenge

kopecky esp 92Jan Kopecký has claimed a dramatic final-stage victory on Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés after an engine misfire slowed rival Andreas Mikkelsen with his first win in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge on asphalt in his grasp.

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Mar 16

IRC Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés day one report

2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round two of 13

Jan Kopecky Canarias day oneIRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeRound two of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés, is set for a thrilling climax on Saturday with the top two drivers, Jan Kopecký and Andreas Mikkelsen, separated by just 1.2s heading into the closing six stages.

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Feb 25

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round one of 13

2012 SATA Rallye Açores Day three report, 25 February 2012

Andreas Mikkelsen has begun the defence of his Intercontinental Rally Challenge title in style by winning SATA Rallye Açores, the opening round of IRC season six, which finished this afternoon (Saturday) following three days and almost 200 kilometres of thrilling high-speed action in the mid-Atlantic.

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Jan 19

All-star driver line-up for Subaru in IRC

Toshi Arai will form part of Subaru’s all-star driver line-up in this year’s IRC

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADIRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeSubaru will support an all-star driver line-up in this year’s Intercontinental Rally Challenge after registering as an official IRC manufacturer for a third successive season.

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Jan 05

Mikkelsen not afraid of strong IRC rivals

Andreas Mikkelsen is expecting a tough battle for IRC glory in 2012

Andreas Mikkelsen, who will defend his Intercontinental Rally Challenge title with SKODA UK Motorsport in 2012, says he is not afraid of the close nature of the competition in the IRC and believes it’s actually making him better as a driver.

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Dec 15

Michelin and Yokohama, the official tyre partners of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, have celebrated another year of success in the IRC.

Tyre firms celebrate year of IRC triumphs

French firm Michelin helped Andreas Mikkelsen to the IRC drivers’ crown, its fifth in a row, and SKODA to the IRC manufacturers’ title while the Japanese Yokohama organisation celebrated IRC Production Cup glory with factory Subaru driver Toshi Arai.

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Dec 02

The various Intercontinental Rally Challenge award winners were honoured in Paris at the annual IRC Awards Ceremony.

IRC winners honoured in Paris

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADIRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeIRC drivers’ champion Andreas Mikkelsen was among several star performers from IRC season five in attendance in the French capital to collect their silverware in front of 200 guests gathered at Salons de la Maison des Arts et Metiers.

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Dec 01

IRC champions to be honoured in Paris

The various Intercontinental Rally Challenge award winners will be honoured in Paris tonight at the annual IRC Awards Ceremony.

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADIRC drivers’ champion Andreas Mikkelsen will be among several star performers from IRC season five in attendance in the French capital to collect their silverware in front of 200 guests.

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Nov 11

Meeke congratulates new star Mikkelsen

Cetinkaya set for more rally action

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADFormer Intercontinental Rally Challenge champion Kris Meeke has told how he watched Andreas Mikkelsen capture this year’s title on the Cyprus Rally live on Eurosport – and then sent a text message to the SKODA UK Motorsport driver to offer him his congratulations.

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Nov 05

IRC Cyprus Rally day two report

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 11 of 11

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADAndreas Mikkelsen has become the youngest driver to win the Intercontinental Rally Challenge after claiming victory on the season-closing Cyprus Rally. Amid emotional scenes captured live on Eurosport, Mikkeslen secured the title by one and a half points from Jan Kopecky, sealing glory by going fastest on the final stage alongside co-driver Ola Floene.

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Nov 04

IRC Cyprus Rally day one report, Cyprus, 3-5 November 2011

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 11 of 11

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADAndreas Mikkelsen has completed a dramatic opening day of the Cyprus Rally leading the Intercontinental Rally Challenge qualifier and firmly on course for the coveted title in his SKODA UK Motorsport Fabia Super 2000.

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Oct 28

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, Cyprus Rally preview

Round 11 of 11  

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADThe fifth season of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge is set for a thrilling climax in Cyprus next week (3-5 November) when five drivers go head to head for the prestigious crown.

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Oct 13

Six-way IRC battle set for Cyprus finale

IRC titles won in Scotland

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADAn unprecedented six drivers will do battle for the Intercontinental Rally Challenge crown when the series reaches its electrifying climax on the Cyprus Rally next month (3-5 November).

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Oct 10

IRC Rally of Scotland joy for young star Mikkelsen (+result)

SKODA crowned provisional IRC makes’ champion, IRC 2WD Cup to Honda

Andreas Mikkelsen Podium ScotlandBryan Bouffier final 2011-10-09Andreas Mikkelsen’s long wait for his first victory in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge is over after he won RACMSA Rally of Scotland to set up a thrilling six-way battle for the IRC title on the final event of the season in Cyprus next month. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Proton comes within 1.2 seconds

Of winning first Spécial Stage in IRC

Proton motorsports logoPROTON Andersson ScotlandPROTON’s PG Andersson drove to a strong 12th place overall and 11th amongst the contenders in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) at the end of a heatedly contested leg 1 in Rally Scotland. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Flying Mikkelsen holds Scotland IRC lead

 Andreas Mikkelsen leads Rally of Scotland for SKODA UK Motorsport

Andreas Mikkelsen Rally Scotland Bryan Bouffier auto 20101128Andreas Mikkelsen has taken a huge step towards claiming his first victory in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge after completing Saturday’s all-action stages of RACMSA Rally of Scotland with a commanding lead in his SKODA UK Motorsport Fabia Super 2000. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

IRC Rallye Sanremo day two report

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 9 of 11

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADThierry Neuville has won Rallye Sanremo following a thrilling finish to the Intercontinental Rally Challenge round on the Italian Riviera this afternoon. Driving a Team Peugeot Belgium-Luxembourg 207 Super 2000, Neuville surged ahead on the demanding asphalt event with one stage remaining, having cancelled out an overnight deficit of 16.6s.

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Sep 23

IRC Rallye Sanremo day one report

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 9 of 11

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADA thrilling battle for victory is in store on the final day of Rallye Sanremo with a little more than two seconds covering the top two drivers on the Intercontinental Rally Challenge event.

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Sep 15

Mikkelsen praised despite Mecsek crash

The SKODA UK-backed driver was two stages from the finish when he skated off the road on a patch of loose gravel

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADAndreas Mikkelsen has been praised following his standout performance on last week’s Canon Mecsek Rallye, despite crashing out of the lead of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge round.

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Jul 17

Mikkelsen: VW drive a dream

He will participate in a two-day test in Finland next week

Andreas Mikkelsen  2011-07-16 -FINALWRC - Volkswagen - polo 1Andreas Mikkelsen has described his inclusion in Volkswagen Motorsport’s attack on Neste Oil Rally Finland as a “dream opportunity” but is under no illusions that a full-time ride with the German make will be a formality. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Sata Rallye Acores day 2 report

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 6 of 11
IRC Azores glory for Flying Finn Hanninen
Defending champion heads SKODA one-two-three on island thriller

Juho Hanninen  2011-07-16 - FINALJuho Hanninen  20100925Juho Hanninen has made it three wins from four starts in this year’s Intercontinental Rally Challenge to move back into the lead of the all-action series with a dramatic victory on Sata Rallye Acores. Bouffier upholds Peugeot honour in fourth to maintain title attack. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Sata Rallye Acores day 2 report

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 6 of 11

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADIRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeSata Rallye Acores is set for a thrilling final-day showdown after Andreas Mikkelsen slashed Juho Hanninen’s overall lead to 1.3s. The SKODA UK Motorsport driver began the closing loop of three stages 10.1s behind the defending Intercontinental Rally Challenge champion but edged into contention with a hat trick of fastest stage times on the tricky gravel event, which has been full of drama from the outset.

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