Arctic Rally Finland: SKODA Motorsport supported Andreas Mikkelsen finishes Friday leg third in WRC2

Arctic Rally Finland: SKODA Motorsport supported Andreas Mikkelsen finishes Friday leg third in WRC2

27.02.2021: - Steady run through first leg of 2021 FIA World Rally Championship’s second round for ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo driver Mikkelsen and navigator Ola Fløene from Norway


- Steady run through first leg of 2021 FIA World Rally Championship’s second round for ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo driver Mikkelsen and navigator Ola Fløene from Norway

 

- Toksport WRT team mates Eyvind Brynildsen/Veronica Gulbæk Engan (NOR/NOR) reach finish of leg 1 on fourth spot in WRC2

- Double lead for ŠKODA customer crews in WRC3 category reserved for pure private teams


- Perfect winter conditions greet world championship competitors during the series first ever visit to the Rovaniemi based event



Andreas Mikkelsen und co-driver Ola Fløene from Norway hold third position in WRC2 after leg 1 of Arctic Rally Finland (26 – 28 February 2021). Driving a Toksport WRT entered ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo, the WRC2 championship leaders trail former ŠKODA factory crew Esapekka Lappi/Janne Ferm (FIN/FIN) on top of the
category by 16.3 seconds.


Fellow Norwegians Eyvind Brynildsen/Veronica Gulbæk Engan in Toksport WRT’s second ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo finish the opening leg of Finland’s first ever WRC winter rally fourth in WRC2. Category WRC3, which is reserved for pure private teams, lists Finnish ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo crew Emil Lindholm/Mikael Korhonen as interim leaders.



“Winter wonderland” doesn’t exaggerate the conditions, the second round of the FIA World Rally Championship faces in Rovaniemi close to the Polar Circle. Arctic Rally Finland (26 – 28 February 2021) started under perfect winter weather with two runs over the 31.05 kilometres long test “Sarriojärvi”, the second one in the dark.



Coming back to the evening service, WRC2 overall leader Andreas Mikkelsen and co-driver Ola Fløene were listed third in the category. The ŠKODA Motorsport supported Norwegians aboard the Toksport WRT entered ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo collected a slim 16.3 seconds deficit to category leaders Esapekka Lappi/Janne Ferm (FIN/FIN), who won the WRC2 championship in 2016 for ŠKODA Motorsport.



Posting the third fastest time in SS1, Andreas Mikkelsen was not really happy. “The tyres were going off towards the end,” he said. The Norwegian was referring to the 384 tungsten-tipped studs on each of his special snow tyres, which are only used during this event. “Otherwise we had no issues, a clear run.”



Toksport WRT team mate Eyvind Brynildsen was all smiles. “That’s the best you can do with your clothes on,” he joked after his first WRC kilometres since October last year.

 

ŠKODA crews dominate category WRC3, reserved for pure private crews. Local heroes Emil Lindholm/Mikael Korhonen (ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo) go as leaders into the second leg on Saturday, followed by fellow Finns Teemu Asunmaa/Marko Salminen (ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo).



Former FIA World Rallycross Champion Mattias Ekström (SWE), driving his own ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo, reached the finish of the Friday in seventh position in WRC3. Eight of the interim Top 10 in WRC3 trust in ŠKODA.

 

Arctic Rally Finland continues on Saturday with six stages covering 144.04 kilometres, making it by far the longest leg of the event. Temperatures are expected to stay around zero degrees, promising another day of perfect winter rallying.




Zbyněk Straškraba,  photos Skoda

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