WRC: Anders Jaeger is a new co-driver of Andreas Mikkelsen
Anders Jaeger is a new member of Volkswagen Motorsport. 26-year-old Norwegian will join his compatriot Andreas Mikkelsen as a new co-driver in Volkswagen Polo R WRC during 2016 season. Few days ago Mikkelsen’s previous co-driver Ola Floene changed the team and will compete with Mads Ostberg in M-Sport’s Ford Fiesta RS WRC.
“The co-driver change was planned to take place after the 2016 season and the idea was for Anders to replace Ola for 2017. However, now that Ola have chosen different, we had to change those plans. Anders has already been my co-driver on a couple of tests and he is very good in the car. He is a talented guy and I’m confident that this is the best solution. I’m very much looking forward to get properly started with Anders” says Andreas Mikkelsen.
Anders Jaeger has just finished a successful season in the Junior WRC together with Ole-Christian Veiby. They ended the season with a victory at Wales Rally GB and they claimed second in the championship.
“It was planned for a long time for me to step in as Andreas’ co-driver, and I’ve worked hard towards this. Now I’m really looking forward to start this journey with him, even though it’s a year earlier than planned. I feel both proud and humble to get the opportunity to work with such a professional team as Volkswagen Motorsport. I’m sure that Andreas and I will have a great development together and make each other better. Andreas is extremely competitive, he is hungry for more and has his eyes on the future. The same goes for me. I’ve already been alongside Andreas at a few tests, so I know the speed is different from my previous experience in the WRC, but with the strength and support from Andreas and the team, we have the best foundation to make this work. Now it’s time for us to start preparing and work harder than any other in the championship,” Anders Jaeger said.
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