Toksport Team Principal Serkan Duru has spoken in glowing terms about working with three-time world rally winner Andreas Mikkelsen

Serkan Duru is masterminding Mikkelsen’s WRC2 assault aboard one of his Škoda Fabia Rally2 Evo.

It’s a programme which started in the finest fashion possible with a comprehensive round one win at last month’s Rallye Monte-Carlo. Duru said that success has given him real confidence moving forward through 2021.

“Andreas is a very straightforward driver,” said Duru. “From the first test, he was really a good guy to work with. He knows what he wants from the car and he’s able to tell us very clearly.

“On the first event, it was really clear to see that he’s very gentle on the car. We had no damage at all, no problems. And his speed is fantastic. From the second stage on Friday, he came back and he said to me: ‘It’s OK. I can manage the speed now.’