Skoda to examine Mikkelsen's Fabia after his two retirements

The team principal of Toksport WRT, Serkan Duru, says that Skoda Motorsport will investigate the causes of Andreas Mikkelsen's retirements in Portugal and in Sardinia after the engine issues the last one faced.

The Norwegian driver was forced to retire at the end of Friday at Rally de Portugal as his Skoda Fabia evo Rally2 was misfiring due to the fact that only three cylinders were working instead of four, therefore he scored zero point there.

The same problem struck him in Sardinia resulting in stopping in Stage 13 and losing the lead of WRC2 class, but the most important thing is that he did not score any point for a second time in a row, therefore Yohan Rossel is the championship leader in WRC2 category.

"To be honest, it’s a little bit unclear for the moment", Duru said.

"There is a rut, then a sand rut, and both of the engine failures happened just after this, after the ruts.

"Sand is coming over the bonnet. 

"We’ll see, we are waiting. 

"The engine and car goes to ┼ákoda and we’ll see in one week exactly what’s happened.

"The Portugal car, it was brand new, 40 kilometers. 

"And then same car, new engine in Portugal".


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