The circle has been closed. The dance of co-drivers in the WRC Even Management suffers from its last episode, at least among the strongest rider in the World Championship. Anders Jaeger is the new co-driver of Andreas Mikkelsen in a movement that was almost done. The navigator Norwegian 26-year-old will jump from JWRC to the premier class of the World Rally, and will sit at the right hand of Mikkelsen in the Volkswagen Polo R WRC. A leap remarkable for a co-pilot that had been working with the young Ole Christian Veiby, he’ll need to find new co-pilot.
Jonas Andersson has been changed to Mads Ostberg for the swede Tidemand, while Ola Floene has left Mikkelsen to join the opposition in the right-hand side seat of Ostberg. Now Mikkelsen choose to Anders Jaeger, leaving Ole Christian Veiby without airbag and Emil Axelsson without a project in the firm, after breaking his relationship with Tidemand. In any case, and what the duo Jaeger-Mikkelsen is referred to, draws a new partner must be working to forced marches to get the ‘feeling’ right with which to compete in the Rally of Monte carlo. In little more than a month starts the WRC 2016.
After a successful season in JWRC, Anders Jaeger explains: “My arrival as co-driver for Mikkelsen has been planned for a long time and I have worked very hard for this. I’m happy to be able to develop my work along to him,”. The Norwegian also added: “I feel pride and honored by the opportunity to work in Volskwagen. Andreas Mikkelsen is very competitive and has a great hunger for success. This definition also is worth to me. I have already completed some tests with the Polo R WRC, with Andreas and I am aware that the speed is very different“.