FIA World Rally Championship

Mikkelsen fourth after missing out on third on Day 1 in Corsica

1 Mins read

Andreas Mikkelsen completed Day 1 of the 2016 Tour de Corse – Rallye de France in fourth place for Volkswagen.

The Norwegian, who is 59 points behind his team-mate Sébastien Ogier in the Drivers’ Standings, finished Day 1 only +1.3 seconds behind his other team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala in third.

Mikkelsen suffered with problems on his left foot, which was down to the vibration feeding back to the brake pedal on his Polo R WRC. However, Mikkelsen managed to finish the opening day in Corsica in fourth.

Mikkelsen said “We are not so much focusing on winning the world championship, but more on securing second place.

“With that in mind, we are going nicely in fourth place. I struggled to know how hard to brake in the morning. Unfortunately, we lost a lot of time as a result. Apart from that, though, it was a good day for us, but we have two more challenging days ahead to come.”

295 posts

About author
Third Year Birmingham City University Journalism student. I've been dedicating most of my life in motorsport to Formula One. I also have a keen passion for rallying and motorcycle racing.
Articles
Related posts
FIA World Rally Championship

Lappi Hopes For Promising Results on WRC Return

1 Mins read
Esapekka Lappi will be making his return to WRC in a fifth Toyota Yaris WRC this weekend at Rally Finland
FIA World Rally Championship

Coria announced as new Co-Driver for Adrien Fourmaux in WRC

1 Mins read
Adrien Fourmaux has now announced Alexandre Coria will be replacing the former co-driver Renaud Jamoul for the season remainder
FIA World Rally Championship

Toyota Gazoo Racing Team Boss Latvala Looking to Test Yaris Rally1 Before End of the Year

1 Mins read
The Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT team principal Jari-Matti Latvala is now looking to get the chance to test the all-new Yaris Rally1 before this year will end.