Andreas Mikkelsen makes a mistake in Athens very special

Andreas Mikkelsen makes a mistake in Athens very special


All drivers say before the start of the special: ” It is impossible to win a rally in this type of exercise, but it is very easy to lose. This is definitely what Andreas Mikkelsen must be thinking about. Facing off against Yohan Rossel on the opening 1.95km of the SS, the Norwegian was too generous on the turn and locked his wheels on landing, hitting the guardrails. The suspension did not change the result and the defending champion tried to continue with the wheel completely off its axis. When overtaken by Rossel, Viking did not complete the two set laps, preferring to avoid further damage to his car. If he’s already sure to take at least 10 minutes of penalty for not completing this SS1, maybe he’ll have to skip the whole stage on Friday? The Toksport production facility is located in Lamia, a 3-hour drive from Athens. If the latter manages to return the Skoda Fabia to the service park, repair it and return to the closed Loutraki park before 6:30 am, the Norwegian will be able to continue his rally. He might as well wait until Saturday morning to come back. In both cases, it’s completely out of the question that he registers a 25-point victory. Acropolis being his last round in the WRC2 championship, Andreas Mikkelsen will most likely lose his title. He has certainly given Yohan Rossel a good chance to lead the competition. The PH-Sport driver will however have to make use of this opportunity in the next three stages. The specialist claimed another “victim” a little later when Grégoire Munster also approached the barrier damaging his exhaust which caused his rear bumper to catch fire. In WRC2, Teemu Suninen set the fastest time, finishing just 0 seconds behind rally leader Thierry Neuville.

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