Last year’s 2022 WRC2 runner-up Andreas Mikkelsen has confirmed his participation on the inaugural Logiman Mythical Cars Rally in May.
Mikkelsen – a three-time winner in the World Rally Championship – is the first driver to be confirmed for the Mythical Cars Rally, which is an all-new event based out of Varzi, Lombardy.
The aim of the event is to return high-level rallying to the region while reminding fans of some of the machinery from the early 1990s all the way until the end of the World Rally Car era in 2017.
And in honor of that ethos, Mikkelsen will drive a Škoda Fabia S2000 – the car that helped launch his career a decade ago, when he won the 2011 and 2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge.
“I have only good memories for this car,” said Mikkelsen.
“It was the car that really got me into the world championship, so the chance to be reunited and to drive one again will be really nice. I’m sure it will bring back some nice memories.”
And although Mikkelsen is excited to be reunited with a car that helped get his rally career off the ground, he’s also really looking forward to experiencing the atmosphere and festival feel that Mythical Cars plans to offer.
“For me, this was a free weekend and the chance to come and drive a nice rally car in a place where the fans are so passionate about motorsport is really cool.
“It’s always good to have the chance to meet the fans and this weekend will be special for that.
“I can imagine there will be a lot of people in the service park and I know the organisers for the event have something very special planned in terms of the festival and the atmosphere.
“It’s going to be a good one – and the nice thing is that we can all relax a little bit. The pressure won’t be so high like a WRC round, it’s going to be a lot of fun.”
Mythical Cars Rally advisor Andrea Adamo also believes that Mikkelsen will put on a great show for the spectators.
“I know Andreas a little bit,” he said. “I worked with this guy and I have seen with my own eyes how good he is to make the fans happy.
“He is a fantastic driver, no question for that and he will really put on a good show for the spectators – but at the same time he’s a great human and somebody we like to share the weekend with.”
Entries for the event officially open at the end of March.