Intercontinental Rally Challenge champion Andreas Mikkelsen will appear on television in the United Kingdom tonight [Friday].
The 22-year-old, who claimed the IRC crown in a Skoda UK Motorsport Fabia Super 2000, took part in a 12-car navigational rally as part of an initiative by Britain's governing body to highlight an affordable form of grassroots motorsport.
Motoring programme Fifth Gear
, which airs on terrestrial station Channel 5
, will show Mikkelsen in action with one of the programme's presenters Vicki Butler-Henderson, who performed navigational duties.
They competed in a Fabia vRS, the road-going version of the car Mikkelsen used to win the IRC rounds in Scotland and Cyprus this season.
“It was great fun and clearly a fantastic way to start in motorsport,” said Mikkelsen. “It's important for a young driver to gain experience any way he or she can and, more importantly, it's the perfect place for a budding co-driver to start off.”