FIA World Rally Championship

Mikkelsen takes nineteenth WRC podium in Corsica

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Andreas Mikkelsen took this nineteenth podium for Volkswagen at the 2016 Tour de Corse – Rallye de France.

Mikkelsen finished on the Corsican asphalt in third to take his nineteenth podium finish in the FIA World Rally Championship.

The Norwegian drove a controlled rally throughout the three days, keeping second-placed Thierry Neuville under pressure for the duration of the 2016 Tour de Corse, but it was not enough to snatch second from the Hyundai driver.

Mikkelsen said “A strong rally, I’m very pleased with the result. And we’re finally on the podium again, it feels like an eternity since the last one in Poland.

“We picked up a lot of points, partly thanks to the second place on the Power Stage, and this means that we didn’t lose too much ground on Thierry Neuville in the battle for second place in the championship – that was the aim.

“Now I’m looking forward to the Rally Spain, of which I of course have fond memories. I got my first rally win in the World Rally Championship there last year.”

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