Reviews Andreas Mikkelsen: WRC comeback with M-Sport and Ford?

20:10  10 june  2021
20:10  10 june  2021 Source:   de.motorsport.com

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Andreas Mikkelsen belongs to the favorites on a cockpit in M-Sport in the top category of WRC - however, the team still has more candidates on the list

who will coming year for M-Sport in the Ford for the Rally1 category of Rallye Wm (WRC) go to the start? Team boss Richard Millener has expressed interest in Andreas Mikkelsen, who starts in the top class in the WRC2 in a Skoda. However, M-Sport has stretched his fingers to Elfyn Evans, who is currently under contract at Toyota.

Evans has not made a decision on his future , but stresses that he feels very well with the Japanese. Therefore, M-Sport has already prepared alternatives, the Welsh should decide against a return. Mikkelsen is one of the hot candidates that come into question for the Ford cockpit in the new hybrid era of the championship.

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"He's one of the drivers available out there and it would be stupid not to talk to him," says the M-Sport Stripping Driver. "That does not mean that there is already progress. He does a good job in the WRC2 and maybe he's interest in starting again in the top class of the WRC. But there is no more than not yet."

Maximilian Hackl, Andreas Mikkelsen © Provided by Motorsport.com Maximilian Hackl, Andreas Mikkelsen

Still moves Mikkelsen in the WRC2 for Toksport and Skoda

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Mikkelsen has confirmed the talks with M-Sport before the official start of the Rally Italy in Sardinia. The 31-year-old Norwegian was most recently active for Hyundai in the season in the top category of the WRC. He speaks of "an interesting opportunity" to be in the new Rally1 era.

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"I've been in contact for the current season with the team last year, but then I have received this great range of Skoda and Toksport for the WRC2 and Rallye-EM, which was really good," says Mikkelsen, who in his career With Volkswagen a total of three rallies has won. "I'm still in conversations with M-Sport for the future. But I can not currently say more."

In the 2021 season, M-Sport relies on the services of Gus Greensmith and Teamu Suns, which shares one of the two Ford Fiestas with the Youngster Adrien Fourmaux. So far, it is not known until when the Rennstall wants to announce his driver's cabin for the 2022 season. The Silly Season is clearly in progress due to the new rules than in the past. Only alone Hyundai has already confirmed Thierry Neuville and Ott Tänak for the year 2022.

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