6th in Wales

6th in Wales

Andreas Mikkelsen and co-driver Anders Jaeger-Amland finished 6th today at Wales Rally GB, and secured important points for their team Hyundai Motorsport, who retains their championship lead.

Wales Rally GB lived up to its reputation as being one of the toughest on the WRC calendar, with inclement weather and treacherous stages challenging the crews over 4 days. Friday covered 9 stages in typically wet and slippery conditions, with the Norwegian’s ending 9th O/A. They climbed to 5th after strong pace on Saturday stages, but in the end they had to settle for 6th.

“Overall, the important thing is that we have taken some points away for the manufacturers’ championship. Looking back at the rally as a whole, we lost a bit too much time on Friday. Things improved and we had a good Saturday, especially in the afternoon with a stage win. Our aim for today was to defend fifth place from Elfyn, but unfortunately it wasn’t to be. We made the wrong tyre choice. I tried to fight back in SS21 but made a mistake at a junction and from there it was too risky to try and make up the lost time. Sixth place might not score as many points as we would have liked, but at this stage of the season they are all extremely valuable.”

O/A Wales Rally GB 2019
1 Tanak
2 Neuville +10,9
3 Ogier +23,8
4 Meeke +35,6
5 Evans +48,6
6 Mikkelsen +58,2
7 Tidemand +5.23,8
8 Breen +9.25,0

All the best,

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