First taste of gold for Andreas Mikkelsen and co-driver Ola Fløne. The Volkswagen Motorsport crew raised high the Norwegian flag in Catalunya after winning the Spanish round of WRC Championship.
It's the first victory, in absoulte sense, for the pair. It came after a unstable weekend, with several drivers alternating on top of the standings, and culminating with the usual Volkswagen domination. Mikkelsen was fighting tenth by tenth for 2nd place against teammate Jari Matti Latvala, when the remainging crew of the team, Ogier/Ingrassia, gave up the leadership after an accident in the final stage. Cold blooded Mikkelsen controlled the situation and finished on top.