Andreas Mikkelsen has completed his first kilometres with the Citroen C3 WRC in the pre-test in the Rally of Italy-Sardinia. A first contact with the World Rally Car French, still far from the competition, which seems to have been very insightful. However, Yves Matton has already pronounced on the signing of Norwegian and his words have been clear, there’s no pressure for Mikkelsen in Italy, but Citroën wants to extend its relationship with Mikkelsen. In fact, various sources indicate that both parties are already exploring ways to extend their relationship beyond the seventh rallye WRC.
In the own day in which Andreas Mikkelsen climbed for the first time, the Citroën C3 WRC, Yves Matton he explained in statements to ‘Autosport’ that this relationship has a semblance of being extended: “When we ask Andreas Mikkelsen join us, surely we do not think that he had a chance and then say goodbye. We do not want pilots to compete a single time with us, although at the moment I don’t know what you can do in the future. The availability of cars is difficult to, because we have too much demand. Now we can only say that we are going to go step-by-step”.
In this regard, it should be remembered that Citroën Racing has pledged to have at least three Citroën C3 WRC for Kris Meeke, Craig Breen and Stéphane Lefebvre. Although the frenchman gets out of his car in Italy, the brand has insisted to reaffirm the commitment that has with its three pilots. However, there is a four-Citroen C3 WRC Khalid Al-Qassimi will be used in a timely manner and a solution to this problem is that Andreas Mikkelsen to drive this car in the appointments that the pilot Arabic is not able to be by their commitments in raids. it All depends on yes, Citroën is willing to align four cars permanently.