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Andreas Mikkelsen to defend IRC title with Skoda UK in 2012

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brimar - Unregistered

November 21, 2011 1:20 PM

Not surprised that Wilks has lost the drive bit is it confirmed that Peugeot UK are not doing IRC again?If so I think they will be out on BRC next year with a 2 car team.

Aye - Unregistered

November 21, 2011 1:25 PM

Yeah it has been confirmed that Peugot UK are pulling out of the IRC. Wilks is no big loss anyay. He was useless. Definitely not on the same level as Meeke anyway.

brimar - Unregistered

November 21, 2011 6:19 PM

Wilk's problem is a too much promise without the result.Meeke had that 207 sorted and look at Neuville's performance this year in an identical car.

Takin Cam Sam - Unregistered

November 21, 2011 7:45 PM

Andreas is a good driver, I well remember him in the top 10 on Rally Ireland in 2007 with only rear wheel drive on hiis Focus WRc for most of Saturday.

Are VW warming him up for a Polo seat in 2013 ?

As for Wilks, unfortunately he has paled into insignificance in the Peugeot this year, as Mikkleson goes on to take the title in the car he vacated.

Where next for Wilks, it isn't looking good.

Aye - Unregistered

November 21, 2011 11:06 PM

I've said this on the Hirvonen/Citroen thread, but it's being reported that Mikkelsen is giving the Polo R WRC its debut next year. I'll be a happy man if him and Hanninen get the VW drives!

Aye - Unregistered

November 22, 2011 5:11 AM

@ slghtlysideways

I remember Wilks' 500 Club. Good idea, bad driver. I bet that Wilks was quare and sickened when Brice Tirabassi was called up by Subaru to contest Corsica and Catalunya that year!

But back to the point...The UK doesn't have a driver that's good enough to be considered for the IRC! None that I can think of anyway.

june - Unregistered

November 23, 2011 11:20 PM

Guy really made a hash of a move to go and try replicate Meeke's achievements.Ford should push a wee bit more in IRC wiv Matt & Guy.both are lukewarm competitors though. Brit drivers need int'l exposure early and all should be in top flight by age 23 like Mcrae and Burns..Not enough support from a country that's heavily involved in all forms of motorsport.This i never understand.C'mon Britain.Hopefully Meeke can do better in 2012 and wish Guy all the best but he should fight to remain on int'l level rather than crawl back to BRC..

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