Aksel Lund Svindal races Andreas Mikkelsen in Norway

A wildly beautiful preparation to the Rally Finland

Burning rubber and jumping over road gaps in the southwest of Norway. This is what happens when Aksel Lund Svindal, the Downhill Gold Medallist, meets Andreas Mikkelsen, one of the best World Rally Championship (WRC) driver - a wildly beautiful preparation to the Rally Finland, kicking off in two days’ time. Lysevegen road is colloquially known as a “slalom-track”: located in the southwest of Norway at the picturesque Lysefjord, it’s world famous for its 27 hairpin curves, a steep tunnel that rotates 340 degrees, and snow curbs reaching up to 5 meters when the road opens in May.

This is the place where Aksel Lund Svindal (NOR), the Olympic Super-G Skiing Gold medallist, met Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR), the third best World Rally Championship (WRC) driver in 2014, for a one-of-a-kind man-to-man battle. In June 2015, the two Norwegian athletes gathered here for an unusual challenge; Mikkelsen chasing Svindal to get the maximum out of his mountain freeskiing, while Mikkelsen navigates a narrow path through huge snow banks.

 

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Series WRC
Event Andreas Mikkelsen and Aksel Lund Svindal in Norway
Sub-event Special event
Drivers Andreas Mikkelsen
Article type Special feature
Tags red bull, volkswagen