18 Dec 07
Undeterred by his spectacular exit from the 2007 Wales Rally GB, 18-year-old Norwegian driver Andreas Mikkelsen has high hopes for 2008, but not without its uncertainties.
His manager Rob Atkinson, who runs the Ramsport company in Wales which prepares his Ford Focus RS World Rally Cars, explained: "Andreas has a most unusual problem. We cannot make final plans for the 2008 season until he hears from his school about the definite dates for his exams next year!"
Plans already pencilled into Mikkelsen's 2008 schedule are to compete on seven to nine of the European rounds of the 2008 FIA World Rally Championship, together with a programme of the Irish Tarmac Championship.
"The Irish championship programme was a surprise present from his father, who was delighted that Andreas had a good and impressive run on Rally Ireland," he added.