Mikkelsen, pilot, Skoda waiting for the Polo R WRC 2017

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Andreas Mikkelsen has a new goal, driving a Volkswagen Polo R WRC new generation in 2017. And far from surrendering to the difficulties of standardising the World Rally Car German, has taken a step back to try and take two forward. As rumored since last Friday, Andreas Mikkelsen will compete with Skoda Fabia R5 at the Rally Monte carlo, although the great novelty in this aspect is that it will be at the controls of an official unit of Skoda Motorsport, defending it and the colors of the brand that made him a champion of the IRC in 2011 and 2012.

as has been confirmed by both parties, this association between Skoda Motorsport and Andreas Mikkelsen is something timely face to the Monte carlo Rally, the whole time the pilot Norwegian hand EVEN Management is working to be able to driving a Volkswagen Polo R WRC 2017. It will not be an easy task, especially at the time of introducing the model, but the goal is to be able to dispute some specific tests of the calendar with the aim of not losing its presence in the ‘silly season’ the World, hands and to be able to aspire to an official car in the season 2018.

In this aspect, Andreas Mikkelsen recognized in the Norwegian ‘VG’ plans that currently manages, always subject to the approval of the new World Rally Car of the German company, and also to the presence of a solid budget: I Hope that my involvement with Skoda is for a single rally and that in the Rally of Sweden may already be on track with a Volkswagen Polo. Depend on yes the Volkswagen Polo R WRC 2017 is finally approved. If it finally happens, it would be something really good. All in all, we also have to find the money from sponsors to run with him“.