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Andreas Mikkelsen

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Career Summary


Nationality:  NOR
Date of Birth: 22.06.1989
Age: 26
First Rally: 2006, Great Britain
Website: www.andreasmikkelsen.com

Season 2015

Classification: WRC
Car No: 9
Team: Volkswagen Motorsport II
Co-driver: Ola Floene
Points: 171
Standing: 3
Rally Wins: 1
Retirements: 0
Podiums: 9

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Here’s what makes him special:

• Young and talented, he’s the leader of Volkswagen Motorsport’s second-tier team and is being groomed to be a future WRC champion.

• Showed massive potential in his second season with VW in 2014, finishing on the podium five times

• A sporting all-rounder, Mikkelsen hopes to follow the success of fellow Norwegian, 2003 world champion Petter Solberg

• The dashing Norwegian is the poster boy of the WRC

The story so far

Motor racing wasn’t always on Mikkelsen’s sporting horizon, and he started off on skis, becoming a member of the Norwegian junior ski team at the age of 12.

However, a knee injury brought his skiing career to a premature end, prompting a switch to rallying when he was 16.

To fast-track his progress he moved to Great Britain in 2006 and made his debut in the World Rally Championship in the same year. The following season he finished in the top ten on three of the eight WRC events he entered. Fifth place at the 2008 Rally Sweden when just 17 years and 233 days old makes him the youngest driver to win a World Championship point.

He won the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) at the wheel of a Škoda Fabia S2000, and successfully defended his title in 2012 when he also contested eight WRC rounds for the fledgling Volkswagen Motorsport team.

An eight-round WRC programme with Volkswagen followed in 2013, as part of a long-term development programme with the German manufacturer. The programme accelerated with a full season in 2014, during which he edged closer to the pace of his more experienced team-mates. He made the WRC podium for the first time at Rally Sweden, and took another four by the end of the season.

More is expected of Mikkelsen in 2015, when he should have the necessary amount of car and event experience to go after a maiden win at World Championship level.

Rally Classification Co-driver Rank Points
Rallye Monte Carlo WRC Ola Floene 3. 15
Rally Sweden WRC Ola Floene 3. 15
Rally Guanajuato México WRC Ola Floene 3. 15+2
Xion Rally Argentina WRC Ola Floene 29. 0
Vodafone Rally de Portugal WRC Ola Floene 3. 15+1
Rally Italia Sardegna WRC Ola Floene 36. 1
LOTOS 72nd Rally Poland WRC Ola Floene 2. 18+1
Neste Oil Rally Finland WRC Ola Floene 58. 0
ADAC Rallye Deutschland WRC Ola Floene 3. 15
Coates Hire Rally Australia WRC Ola Floene 4. 12+1
Tour de Corse Rallye de France WRC Ola Floene 3. 15
RallyRACC Catalunya-Costa Daurada WRC Ola Floene 1. 25+3
Wales Rally GB WRC Ola Floene 3. 15+2


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