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Andreas Mikkelsen in the lead following the second day of the Rally Australia

Andreas Mikkelsen in the lead following the second day of the Rally Australia

7:53, 6 December 2016

The Volkwagen driver Andreas Mikkelsen has maintained the lead on the second day of Rally Australia, however, the advantage of the Norwegian by a mere two seconds over the nearest pursuer, who was his teammate Sebastien Ogier. By the end of the morning section of the gap Mikkelsen decreased from 15.2 to 13.6 seconds, and the second position rose Hayden Paddon, ahead of three seconds of Ogier. On СУ15, opening day section of the Saturday racers Volkwagen took the first three places. Mikkelsen lost Jari-Matti Latvala and Ogier, and the next stage has encountered problems. At the first split,...

Andreas Mikkelsen was the best on the first day of Rally Australia

Andreas Mikkelsen was the best on the first day of Rally Australia

7:53, 6 December 2016

Volkswagen pilot Andreas Mikkelsen finished leader the first day of the Rally Australia. The Norwegian scored the advantage in 15.4 seconds according to the results of the 11 completed stages. Despite the strong start of the competition, Andreas admitted that he was pretty hard on the first day of the rally. “Honestly, I get sick in the car,’ said Mikkelsen. In every turn I felt insufficient, then oversteer. Then a bottle of water stuck between my feet. Fortunately, in one of the turns I was able to catch her – a frightening moment.” Second position intermediate report,...

Sebastien Ogier will run tests with teams next week

Sebastien Ogier will run tests with teams next week

7:53, 6 December 2016

Sebastien Ogier will conduct tests with potential employers next week. Four-time world champion will not celebrate with colleagues the end of the season after Rally Australia and will return to Europe to solve their problems associated with the departure of Volkswagen from the championship. Now Ogier is negotiating with VW to get around in the contract stipulates a ban on tests for other teams. “I hope everything will be solved, – said Ogier. – As per our gentleman’s agreement, I can get to work. I intend to return to Europe as soon as possible to Monte-Carlo is just...

Sebastien Ogier sets the pace on shakedown Rally Australia

Sebastien Ogier sets the pace on shakedown Rally Australia

7:53, 6 December 2016

Sebastien Ogier headed Volkswagen Motorsport Duo on the results of the shakedown of Rally Australia, the final phase of the 2016 and the last for the German mark, in early November, announcing his departure from WRC. At the third passage test stage Boyds Road four-time world champion showed the best time 3.01,5 and was ahead by 0.1 seconds, Andreas Mikkelsen. Estonian Ott Tanak, in a previous step, in Wales, finished second, confirmed his excellent form. Racer DMACK WRT Ford lost less than a second and Ogier took third place. Rounded out the top five pilots of the Hyundai of Thierry Neuville...

VW will offer the car owners the WRC season 2017?

VW will offer the car owners the WRC season 2017?

7:53, 6 December 2016

Despite the withdrawal of manufacturer Volkswagen WRC, the German car brand can continue in the season of 2017. The manufacturer is ready to start negotiations with the teams and drivers interested in lease current Polo R. “We are considering the option of putting cars 2016 in temporary use for the next season, – said the representative of Volkswagen in an interview with AUTOSPORT. – You can implement this in various ways. Need to discuss this issue.” Skoda will not use the car Volkswagen Polo in the WRC However, the desire of VW to provide their car to private owners at odds...

Skoda will not use the car Volkswagen Polo in the WRC

Skoda will not use the car Volkswagen Polo in the WRC

7:53, 6 December 2016

Skoda has ruled out the possibility of using brendirovannogo car Volkswagen Polo in the next season. After the surprise announcement VW to withdraw from the world rally championship, there was talk that the German manufacturer may push a new version of the Polo R WRC its sister company. However, Skoda CEO Bernhard Maier said that the Czech automaker is not going to go into the WRC. “This will not happen. We are pleased with our success in the rally in the WRC2 category, he said. – Bigger is not always better. What are the achievements we can add to what I have achieved in the...

Toyota is interested in the services of the pilots of Volkswagen in the season-2017

Toyota is interested in the services of the pilots of Volkswagen in the season-2017

7:53, 6 December 2016

Team leader Tommi Makinen Toyota will hold talks with all three pilots with Volkswagen, who is leaving the WRC at the end of 2016. Recently everyone was shocked by the news of the completion of the program of Volkswagen in the WRC, with the result that on the free agent market will be four-time world champion Sebastien Ogier and Andreas Mikkelsen and Jari-Matti Latvala. “We are considering different options [in the market pilots WRC] – said Tommy in an interview with AUTOSPORT. – I can tell you that we are interested in the services of all drivers [VW]. Of course, we are already...

Kris Meeke: I Want to play in a team with Ogier

Kris Meeke: I Want to play in a team with Ogier

7:53, 6 December 2016

The Citroen driver Kris Meeke has admitted that he would like to play in a team with Sebastien Ogier next season. A year ago, Citroen has signed Mika, and then Craig Breen and stéphane Lefebvre, the most staffed. Recently, however, Volkswagen has said it is leaving the world rally Championship, leaving four-time champion Sebastien Ogier of work. “If Sebastien returned to Citroen, I would not be against – said driver in an interview to our website. – So far I have not discussed this issue with the team, but personally I can say that I am interested to speak with him [Ogier] one...

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