Mikkelsen: Everybody in the world wants that VW seat

Norwegian tells of his excitement ahead of Polo World Rally Car debut in Portugal

By Franck Drui

26 March 2013 - 10:08
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Three weeks before he makes his World Rally Car debut with Volkswagen, Andreas Mikkelsen reckons he has landed the best career opportunity on the planet.

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!”



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