Mikkelsen admitted that the manufacturer’s decision to field closed surface pros Dani Sordo and Sébastien Loeb alongside lead motorist Thierry Neuville at the Mediterranean island vintage has been a blow.
“I do desire to fight to the championship and also we are able to ’t do this today when we begin to lose rallies. I’m very disappointed with this,” said that the Mayor at last weekend’s Rally Guanajuato Mexico.
“In case the team thinks that’SA better option for the team result, then you definitely must respect that and we’ll fight hard to return in the next asphalt events,” he told WRC+ All Live’s Becs Williams.
Despite a disappointing 2018 effort, Mikkelsen had been expected to competition each of 14 rounds this season alongside Neuville, with Sordo and Loeb sharing that the third I 20 World Rally Car.
However, Hyundai is under intense pressure from the Korean headquarters to send the manufacturers’ title after evaporating from the second half 2017 and 2018 when contributing the standings and shifted its own plans.
The decision places a question mark over Mikkelsen’therefore position for the asphalt encounter in ADAC Rallye Deutschland (22 – 24 August) and Rally RACC Catalunya – Rally de España (24 – 27 October), that contains two days of sealed surface roads.
The Norwegian said he kept belief in his asphalt abilities along with the decision might inspire him to recover his chair.
“You are motivated and you also really desire to reveal it was the wrong choice. I actually do believe that, though my Tarmac results last year were not especially good. I’m struggling on the way to drive car on Tarmac. It’s very different to what I’ve ever been driving before. ”
I won Rally Spain before therefore that it ’s just about understanding the method of driving with different cars. I just have to fight for more miles on Tarmac,” he said.