Mikkelsen sets the pace

The Norwegian driver achieved the best time in the muddy 'shakedown' of the new World Cup appointment, ahead of Ott Tanak and Jari-Matti Latvala.


The 'punishment' of not running in the Rally of France seems to have served as a revolver for Andreas Mikkelesen. The Norwegian Hyundai driver has returned with force after his forced vacations. In Argentina it achieved the second position and now in Chile has marked the best time in the 'shakedown' ahead of the Toyota of Ott Tanak and Jari-Matti Latvala.

The test of Pinares, of 6.4 kilometers, has served as the stage from the first contact with the cars for the pilots. A stretch whose floor was totally muddy, and in which there was fog, so the generalized comment has been that it looked like the Rally of Great Britain.

In the first pass it marked the best record Sebastien Ogier, in the second Kris Meeke and in the third it was Mikkelsen the fastest , signing the fastest time of the day. Of course, he has marked many hours after the start of the test, so the floor was much better than at the beginning of the session. Sebastien Loeb was the driver who gave more passes, five, but his time was far from his teammate.

The test starts tomorrow with a stage of six stages and 142 kilometers. The first special, starting at 14.03 Spanish time.

Classification 'shakedown' 1 Mikkelsen-Jaeger (Nor / Hyundai), 4: 46.4 2 Tanak-Jarveoja (Est / Toyota), at 1s 3 Latvala-Anttila ( Fin / Toyota), at 1.2s 4 Neuville-Gilsoul (Bel / Hyundai), at 2.6s 5 Evans-Martin (Gbr / Ford), at 3.7s



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