Andreas Mikkelsen will be on Corsica, but with the Fabia R5


Andreas Mikkelsen suffered a strong setback to his aspirations
when he proved as the rest of the manufacturers did not give the green light to the
homologation of the Volkswagen Polo R WRC 2017
. Without a World Rally Car new
generation to compete and without a hole in the official teams, at least for the
time, the Norwegian has been forced to seek other ways to not be
inactive throughout the season 2017. In this aspect, Andreas Mikkelsen has
confirmed that will be in the Tour de Corse
at the controls of one of the Skoda
Fabia R5 official Skoda Motorsport.

The pilot Norwegian has already competed with the Skoda Fabia R5 in the
Monte carlo Rally
. In the first appointment of the calendar of the WRC. Defending the
interests of the firm of Mladá Boleslav, Andreas Mikkelsen got the
victory in the category WRC2
, in addition to having a pace very superior to that
showed the rest of the participants of the second category of the World. The
as then, in the Tour de Corse the goal for Mikkelsen is not to lose
the competitive pace
and have visibility in the service park
the competition, which hopes to continue competing without having to provide their
own budget.

In this aspect, the options to compete with a World Rally
Car of the latest generation are very limited
, at least along this
season. In fact, the only real chance is today occupy the third
Toyota Yaris WRC
, vehicle that will debut a priori in the Rally of Portugal. In
this aspect, Mikkelsen has any chance of making use of his experience to
finish taking third Wordl Rally Car Toyota Gazoo Racing, although without
undoubtedly the great favorite for this purpose is Esapekka Lappi
, pilot who is
working as a ‘Test Driver’ until you confirm your program.