Onboard rally video of the day - Mikkelsen with Škoda Fabia Rally2 at ERC Azores Rallye 2021
I always like to watch Andreas Mikkelsen's vlogs after the rallies and especially after his rally wins because I like to analyze an approach from the successful rally drivers.
Mikkelsen is always full of analyses and the likes to test ahead of every rally as much as possible as we can see from the vlog he posted today. It's nothing unusual because every mile you are behind a steering wheel of a rally car can only improve your performances if you are talented driver (even if you are not).
Mikkelsen also practices on a simulator as you can see from his older vlog episodes and it is interesting to see him practicing more circuit racing on a simulator then the rally driving. But that is all a driving, no matter what kind.
I always like to watch the super special stage onboard videos because you can see both cars running side by side, at least for some time of the stage.
On this special stage you can see just like that and I think that driver in the other lane is Spaniard Efren Llarena who finished 3rd overall last weekend at Azores Rallye 2021, part of the European Rally Championship.
What about Azores Rallye 2021?
This event is probably the best rally of the ERC series with so much interesting special stages. There is a place on the Mikkelsen's last vlog (below) where he talks about how dangerous it is if you crash out there with the huge drop beside a road. He and Dani Sordo joke that it could be the last shunt if you crash out there.
Mikkeslen and Sordo had a huge fight through out the rally and I guess that it would be even more interesting if Sordo had more new tires. MRF Tyre company improves all the time.
On the opposite side we have Andreas Mikkelsen who drive on Pirelli tires in the WRC2 championship and on Michelin in ERC.
If you ask me which one is better, I can only tell you that I am not sure. I can tell you that when I have Pirellis on my rally car that I am confident to push on the limit of my car.
Mikkelsen's Muchelin tires are just better then MRFs so he took another win in his career. I advise you to watch his vlog firs and then you can watgh the onboard video from the super special stage.