Mikko Hirvonen debuts his record on race in Hungary


Fulfilling the forecasts, Mikko Hirvonen has won the Baja Hungary, sixth round of the World Cup for Rally Cross Country. The Finnish driver has joined and his first victory in the race at the wheel of the Mini All4 Racing X-Raid team who today captained to the different gears that has had the structure of German in the last dates. The appointment of the Hungarian finished with podium for the american Bryce Menzies at the controls of one of the Mini All4 and Miroslav Zapletal. The Czech rider was competing at the controls of a Hummer H3 EVO VII.

What is true is that if something has characterized the Baja Hungary has been the large number of absences. Without the presence of heavy hitters like de Villiers or Nani Roma, the total absence of official drivers from Peugeot Sport and the great low of the leader of the contest Nasser Al-Attiyah, present in the Olympic Games of River of Janeiro 2016 without too much success, the victory of Hirvonen was the expected result. In this aspect, the dutchman Eric Van Loon had to withdraw, being one of the few riders called to do needless to Hirvonen and Perin.

Be that as it may, Mikko Hirvonen failed to meet expectations from beginning to end and prevailed in the three special long mileage of Low Hungary, only being exceeded in a timely manner by Marcin Lukaszewski in the super special that opened the test. In this way, Mikko already knows what it is to win a stage of over 600 km, distance usual in the toughest stages of the Dakar. A great deal of experience for a pilot who already has under his belt his first victory in the raids, win that can add to the fifteen that reached in the World Championship Rally (WRC).