The Norwegian, 23, will join fellow Polo R drivers Sebastien Ogier and Jari-Matti Latvala when he makes his maiden appearance for the new Volkswagen Motorsport II team at next month’s Rally Portugal.
“I almost can’t explain how much I’m looking forward to it,” Mikkelsen told WRC live. “My last rally in the WRC in a proper World Rally Car was Poland in 2008, so many years ago. Since I lost my WRC drive I have been fighting so hard to get back to the place I was, doing the Norwegian Championship and two years of IRC with great results, and now finally I’m getting the opportunity to be back.
“I am very fortunate to be back with a World Rally Car and with a team like Volkswagen. Just look at what they have done so far this year! It’s a very big opportunity to show my potential as a driver. I think everybody in the world wants that VW seat!”
You can hear more from Andreas in an exclusive interview with WRC live. Follow this link to listen.