Official: Mikkelsen is fastest IRC driver

Source: irc series

Not only did Andreas Mikkelsen win the Intercontinental Rally Challenge title following a dramatic five-way battle for the title on the Cyprus Rally earlier this month, he also ended the 2011 IRC season as the fastest driver.

Mikkelsen, who drove a ŠKODA UK Motorsport Fabia Super 2000 on all 11 rounds alongside co-driver Ola Fløene, was quickest on 38 out of the 157 special stages scheduled during the course of the season. Thierry Neuville was fastest on 24 stages, while former champion Juho Hänninen set the pace on 21 occasions.

The full list of IRC stage winners in 2011 follows:

Andreas Mikkelsen: 38
Thierry Neuville: 24
Juho Hänninen: 21
Jan Kopecký: 19
Freddy Loix: 18
Guy Wilks: 10
Bryan Bouffier: 9
Stéphane Sarrazin: 4
Patrik Sandell: 3
Nasser Al-Attiyah: 1
Giandomenico Basso: 1
François Delecour: 1
Bruno Magalhães: 1
Nicolas Vouilloz: 1