Tag Archive: Andreas Mikkelsen

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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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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