Volkswagen WRC

He is Andreas Mikkelsen

Andreas Mikkelsen

While the rally world is busy patting Volkswagen’s Sebastien Ogier on the back, in the background and out of the spotlight is 24-year-old Norwegian driver Andreas Mikkelsen. The two-time IRC winner has the lowest profile of the three Volkswagen drivers but if he achieves the aims he outlines in this video that will soon change.

Mikkelsen had a charmed childhood with parents able to buy him whatever he wanted. That financial strength certainly helped him make a start in rallying but he eventually had to prove he has the talent to compete on the world stage.

This short documentary is well made and worth wacthing. It’s open and honest and has tragic story along the way. He is Andreas Mikkelsen and he is going places.