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Mikkelsen dropped by Hyundai for WRC Portugal, Loeb in

Hyundai has benched Andreas Mikkelsen for the upcoming Rally Portugal, with nine-time World Champion Sébastien Loeb included in his place. Loeb is contracted to run six events for Hyundai this season and took his first podium in the team’s colours at the most recent event in Chile, while Mikkelsen placed only seventh. Mikkelsen is suffering from a subdued run of form and it marks the second time in four rallies that he has been demoted from Hyundai’s three-strong driver line-up. Loeb will join title contender Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo for the Portuguese round. “This decision was not taken lightly,” said Team Director Andrea Adamo. “We need to move...
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