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Thu 24 Aug 2023

Greek entry sees Mikkelsen continue to push for WRC2 glory

WRC2 series leader Andreas Mikkelsen’s challenge for this year’s title continues with an entry at next month’s EKO Acropolis Rally Greece.

The Norwegian star has been taking his season very much one step at a time due to budget constraints this year. By his own admission, he’s had to perform to stay in the seat of a Toksport Škoda Fabia RS Rally2 – and the three-time world rally winner has very much done that.

He starts next month’s Lamia-based event with a five-point lead over Yohan Rossel’s Citroën – both have taken points from four rounds this year. Gus Greensmith is another driver who has the potential to score on three more rallies – the Englishman has won twice in his Škoda. Kajto Kajetanowicz could be another name worth watching as the WRC2 season progresses. The category winner at Safari Rally Kenya has the potential to score on four more rallies this year. The Polish Fabia driver is 27 points behind Mikkelsen.

Mikkelsen, who registered his first non-podium WRC2 finish at Secto Rally Finland (where he was fourth) said: “We’re leading the championship, that’s the main thing – yes I hoped for more than fourth in Finland, but we know what happened. It would be good to start that one again, but we can’t. We’re looking forwards.”

To maintain his advantage at the top, Mikkelsen knows he will need to avoid the sort of slip-up he made when he crashed on the opening stage in Greece last year.

“Greece is a strong rally for us normally,” he said. “The speed was really strong last year after the mistake. We know what we have to do.”