Mikkelsen gives IRC fan high-speed rally ride

ŠKODA UK Motorsport’s Andreas Mikkelsen prepared for this week’s second round of the 2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés, by giving a Facebook fan the ride of his life.

Mikkelsen is on the island of Gran Canaria testing in readiness for the all-asphalt event from 15-17 March.

He used the test to give a high-speed ride to Victor Manuel Díaz Mendoza, who won an online competition organised by the local ŠKODA importer on the island.

“We always receive a very warm welcome from the fans in Gran Canaria, and it was great to do something special with the enthusiastic local ŠKODA importer,” said Mikkelsen, the defending IRC champion. “I think the winner enjoyed himself – he certainly had a big smile on his face when he got out of the car, which is always a good sign!”

Competition organiser Elena Medina said: “We received a great number of positive posts and many greetings from our fans. It was an extremely worthwhile and valuable promotion.”

Jesús Zorio claimed the runner-up prize of ŠKODA UK Motorsport merchandise.

Source: IRC Series