Andreas Mikkelsen's legs were shaking for the last few hundred metres of last week's Rally Sweden. He couldn't stop them. He didn't want to. He'd waited a long time for this. And now the time was here. A World Rally Championship podium was waiting.
Predictably, there was plenty of emotion at the finish. Granted, it wasn't the win it very well might have been, but it was still a massive, massive result.
Second. In a factory Volkswagen Polo R WRC... a massive result for a two-time Intercontinental Rally Challenge champion Norwegian on snow? Really?
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David Evans is the rallies editor of Autosport and Motorsport News. A successful rally driving father ensured an early introduction to motorsport and, fascinated as he was by rallying, the fourth estate was of equal interest. Having read (or at least looked at the pictures) from the age of two, he joined <i>Motoring News</i> in 1996 and later moved to Autosport in 2002.@davidevansrally More features by David Evans