WRC 2016: Rally Australia win for Mikkelsen ensures Volkswagen exits on a high
Sebastien Ogier finishes second, while Thierry Neuville finishes third
Andreas Mikkelsen rounded off Volkswagen’s four year WRC campaign with the team’s ninth and his own second win of the year beating the champion Sebastien Ogier, who suffered again from a running order disadvantage. Andreas however was beaten in the race to second place in the 2016 World Drivers’ Championship by Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville. Hyundai drivers suffered a collection of troubles, including a time penalty for Dani Sordo after a navigation confusion, a bold but wrong tyre choice for Hayden Paddon and Neuville, and a late...
Victory at Rally Australia sees the Frenchman retain his title
Hyundai driver Hayden Paddon emerges the star of the rally leading the first half decisively, ultimately finishing second