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Andreas Mikkelsen has says that his recent Pirelli tarmac test in Italy has helped rediscover his asphalt feeling he recently lost. The Norwegian says that he lost the feeling on the surface with Hyundai from 2017 in a car which is sometimes inconsistent and difficult to drive. Funnily enough, he has rediscovered the form driving the Citroen C3 WRC - the most controversial car of the latest regulations. “[Over] the last couple of years I’ve been struggling on Tarmac with the Hyundai and getting to grips with that car on Tarmac so now in the Citroen where I performed really well in Germany in 2017, I managed to get that same feeling back which I’ve been missing for many, many years so that felt really, really good,” Mikkelsen told DirtFish. “I was struggling with a bit more understeer now [with the C3] than I did in 2017 but [it was] still easier to drive than the Hyundai was for me with my driving style. “I think it’s pretty clear that in 2017 I was leading Rally Germany, we finished second in the Citroën and three, four months later I was doing Tarmac again in Spain and I was dead last. That proved very much that maybe the Hyundai is not made for me and my driving style, it just didn’t work out. “It doesn’t really reflect what kind of driver I was at Hyundai.”
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