Andreas Mikkelsen stronger on tarmac

Andreas Mikkelsen has been practising his asphalt driving skills ahead of this weekend's Rally Islas Canarias.

The defending Intercontinental Rally Challenge champion took on a handful of endurance races at the daunting Nurburgring circuit in Germany, which features a lap length of 20.8 kilometres.

"I'm a much stronger driver on tarmac now, so we want to be faster for sure, but we also want to finish and score points," said the ŠKODA UK Motorsport driver.

The rally's abrasive surface, which is partly constructed from volcanic lava, means grip levels are high and in the event of rain will remain constant, although tyre wear can be at a premium as a result.

Source: Eurosport Au