The 2024 is the year that the Andreas Mikkelsen returns to first category of WRC.
Having conquered him title in the WRC2 with the Skoda last yearThe 34 year old driver set his sights on returning to Rally1, and will do so with Hyundaifrom which he left with the end of 2019.
He revealed that he had an offer for a full season with her M-Sport (as opposed to the partial program he will do with the Koreans), but the rejected because he felt that Hyundai’s involvement in the institution, in combination with the presence of the acquaintance of the same technical director FX Demaisondid her return in the Alzenau much more logic.
“I see a bigger perspective for the future (at Hyundai). Hyundai is really into the WRC.” he emphasized.
“Ford is half a foot in, we all know Malcolm (Wilson) and his team are getting some money from Ford, but it’s not easy to predict what’s going to happen in the future there.
“I could do a full program with M-Sport. But you also have to think long-term, and when you see people like Cyril and FX at Hyundai, then I feel I can trust them. I’m not just looking at this year, and that makes me think that Hyundai was the best choice.
“I have a one-year contract, but I hope to perform so that it can be extended.”
The Norwegian will do debut in the Monte Carloon January 25-28.
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