Andreas Mikkelsen: The New IRC Champion


Andreas Mikkelsen became the fifth different driver to win the coveted Intercontinental Rally Challenge title following a thrilling climax to the 2011 season on the Cyprus Rally, which he contested alongside co-driver Ola Fløene. Find out more about ŠKODA UK Motorsport’s new star below.

2011: Signs for ŠKODA UK Motorsport, wins IRC title with victories in Scotland and Cyprus

2010: Claims maiden IRC podium on RACMSA Rally of Scotland and wins Love Cyprus Golden Stage Rally. Also takes victory in the Super 2000 World Rally Championship section on Rally GB

2009: Lack of funds rules out expanded world championship campaign but with the help of his new manager Erik Veiby, Mikkelsen secures a season in his domestic championship and wins Norwegian Group N title and Subaru Cup. Wins Rally Cost Brava and drives ŠKODA Fabia Super 2000 in competition for the first time, finishing third on Rally Bohemia in Czech Republic

2008: Becomes youngest driver to score world championship points when he finishes fifth on Rally Sweden. Wins Rally Finnskog and Rally Numedal in Norway

2007: Tackles eight world championship rallies and selected Irish Tarmac Rally Championship events

2006: Makes rally debut and wins several national events in the UK plus the Saaremaa Rally in Estonia

2005: Knee injury ends promising skiing career during which he had become a member of the Norwegian national team. Undeterred he switches his attentions to rallying and before he’s old enough to drive on the road, Mikkelsen undertakes intensive training in a rally car on closed forest roads and on frozen lakes during the winter in Norway

2003-2004: Represents Norwegian national team in motocross and skiing events

1989: Born 22 June in Oslo, Norway