WRC2 champion* Mikkelsen leads SKODA teams in season finale

WRC2 champion* Mikkelsen leads SKODA teams in season finale-champion

  • Andreas Mikkelsen from the SKODA Motorsport-supported Toksport WRT team has already secured the WRC2 title ahead of the last world championship round of the year*
  • Marco Bulacia/Marcelo The Ohannesian (SKODA FABIA Rally2 evo) are battling for another top result in the WRC2 category at the 2021 World Rally Championship finale
  • Kajetan Kajetanowicz/Maciej Szczepaniak from Poland are fighting for the title in the WRC3 category in the privately entered SKODA FABIA Rally2 evo
  • Team Toksport WRT aims to win WRC2 championship for teams

Mlada Boleslav – For the second time in a row, the finale of the FIA World Rally Championship will take place at the famous Monza Formula 1 circuit (19th to 19th March). until 21. November). One title has already been awarded before the start: SKODA FABIA Rally2 evo driver Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) travels to northern Italy as the new WRC2 champion*. And so the Norwegian can fully concentrate on helping his team Toksport WRT, which is supported by SKODA Motorsport, in the fight for first place in the WRC2 team classification. Kajetan Kajetanowicz and co-driver Maciej Szczepaniak (POL/POL) are driving the privately entered SKODA FABIA Rally2 evo for the title in the WRC3 category.

For Andreas Mikkelsen, the 2021 season was his most successful to date: the 32-year-old Norwegian won the WRC2 category of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) early in the SKODA FABIA Rally2 evo and also the FIA European Rally Championship (ERC). At the World Championship final, the ACI Rallye Monza, his main focus is on helping his team, Toksport WRT, win the WRC2 team classification. Mikkelsen’s new co-driver is Brit Phil Hall. "Although last year’s ACI Rallye Monza was my first WRC race after a break, I was able to win the WRC3 category in the SKODA," says Mikkelsen, describing his memories of last year’s edition of the Italian WRC season finale.

Mikkelsen’s young teammate Marco Bulacia from Bolivia also drives at World Cup Points for Toksport Wrt. With Nicolay Gryazin and Passenger Konstantin Aleksandrov expects both strong brand-internal competition in the WRC2 category. The two Russians have placed two at the past Rallyracc Rally Spain in the Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo impressively proven their speed on asphalt rating tests.

In the WRC3 category Kajetan Kajetanowicz / Maciej Szczepaniak from Poland on the privately used Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo for the title. To the ACI Rallye Monza comes Kajetanowicz as a league leader, pointing with the French Yohan Rossel. The 2019 rally European champion, Chris Ingram / Ross Whittock from the United Kingdom, want to achieve a top result in the WRC3 category in the Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo. A total of 28 teams on the list of participants put their trust in the rally version of the SKODA FABIA. This means that SKODA is once again the most strongly represented brand in the Rally2 vehicle class.

The ACI Rallye Monza has 16 special stages (WP) with a total length of 245.46 kilometers. The start is Friday (19. November) with a first round of four special stages in the mountains near Monza. Three more stages will then be held in the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza. On Saturday (20. November) the rally will take country roads for a further four special stages before returning to the circuit for two stages in the afternoon. On Sunday (21. November) the decision will be made after three special stages on the grounds of the autodrome. The award ceremony will take place at around 2 p.m. on the podium known from Formula 1.

* subject to confirmation of the results by the FIA

did you know, that…
…the Rallye Monza was held for the first time in 1978 and until 1984 it only ran over gravel passages and asphalt roads on the inside of the route?
…the name of the rally was changed to ‘Monza Rally Show’ in 2003?
…the ACI Rallye Monza counts as a race in the FIA World Rally Championship for only the second time?
…Italy, together with the Rally Italy Sardinia, is once again hosting two rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship within one season?

Top 3 overall WRC2/driver (before ACI Rallye Monza)
1. Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR), SKODA FABIA Rally2 evo, 126 points
2. Mads Østberg (NOR), Citroën C3 Rally2, 126 points
3. Marco Bulacia (BOL), SKODA FABIA Rally2 evo, 104 points

Top 3 overall standings WRC2/Teams (before the ACI Rallye Monza)
1. Toksport WRT (SKODA), 211 points
2. Movisport, 202 points
3. M-Sport Ford World Rally Team, 146 points

Top 3 overall WRC3/driver (before ACI Rallye Monza)
1. Kajetan Kajetanowicz (POL), SKODA FABIA Rally2 evo, 127 points
2. Yohan Rossel (FRA), Citroën C3 Rally2, 127 points
3. Emil Lindholm (FIN), SKODA FABIA Rally2 evo, 73 points

The 2021 FIA World Rally Championship
Rally Monte Carlo 21. – 24. January
Arctic Rally Finland powered by CapitalBox 25. – 28. February
Rally Croatia 22. – 25. April
Vodafone Rally Portugal 20th. – 23. May
Rally Italy Sardinia 3rd. – 6. June
Safari Rally Kenya 24th. – 27. June
Rally Estonia 15th. – 18. July
Renties Rally Ypres Belgium 13th. – 15. August
Rally Acropolis Greece 9th. – 12. September
Secto Automotive Rally Finland 1st. – 3. October
RallyRACC Rally Spain 14. – 17. October
ACI Rallye Monza (Italy) 19. – 21. November


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