Mikko Markkula

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Mikko Markkula
Mikko Markkula - 2018 Rally de Portugal - podium.jpg
Mikko Markkula in 2018
Personal information
Nationality Finland
Born (1981-01-03) January 3, 1981 (age 38)
World Rally Championship record
Active years2001–present
TeamsM-Sport World Rally Team
Rallies98
Championships0
Rally wins0
Podiums2
Stage wins19
First rally2001 Rally Finland
Last rally2019 Rally Sweden

Mikko Markkula (born 3 January 1981) is a Finnish rally co-driver.

Rally career[edit]

Mikko Markkula began his rally career in 2001, co-driving for several drivers in the World Rally Championship.[1]

From 2007 to 2011, he was the co-driver of Juho Hänninen.[1]

In 2013, Markkula started to co-drive for Andreas Mikkelsen in a third Volkswagen Polo R WRC.[2] The crew achieved their first WRC podium in the 2014 Rally Sweden.[3] However, they ended their partnership three rounds later after Argentina, where they finished fourth overall.[4]

Starting from 2015, Markkula firmed a partnership with Teemu Suninen.[5] In 2017, the crew was signed by M-Sport World Rally Team.[6] In the 2018 Rally de Portugal, Markkula gained his second podium finish.[7] He left as Suninen's co-driver at the end of 2018.[8] He was replaced by Marko Salminen.

Career results[edit]

WRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pos. Points
2007 RRE Sports Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX MON SWE
DSQ
ARG
11
GRE
Ret
NZL
19
JPN
23
IRE GBR
14
22nd 1
Juho Hänninen Mitsubishi Lancer WRC 05 NOR
17
MEX POR ITA
8
FIN
Ret
GER
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX ESP
DSQ
FRA
2008 Ralliart New Zealand Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX MON SWE
8
MEX ARG JOR ITA GRE
20
TUR FIN
13
GER NZL
14
JPN
10
GBR
Ret
19th 1
Juho Hänninen ESP
29
FRA
24
2009 Juho Hänninen Škoda Fabia S2000 IRE NOR CYP POR ARG ITA GRC POL FIN
10
AUS ESP GBR NC 0
2010 Juho Hänninen Škoda Fabia S2000 SWE MEX JOR TUR NZL POR
Ret
BUL FIN
9
GER JPN FRA ESP GBR 20th 2
2011 Red Bull Škoda Škoda Fabia S2000 SWE MEX
8
POR JOR ITA
8
ARG GRE
8
FIN
10
GER
20
AUS FRA
26
ESP
10
GBR 16th 14
2013 Volkswagen Motorsport II Volkswagen Polo R WRC MON SWE MEX POR
6
ARG
8
GRE
4
ITA
Ret
FIN
10
GER AUS FRA ESP
Ret
GBR
5
11th 36
2014 Volkswagen Motorsport II Volkswagen Polo R WRC MON
7
SWE
2
MEX
19
POR
4
ARG
4
ITA POL FIN GER AUS FRA ESP GBR 9th 48
2015 Team Oreca Citroën DS3 R3T MON SWE MEX ARG POR
Ret
ITA
34
FIN
54
NC 0
TGS Worldwide Škoda Fabia S2000 POL
19
GBR
11
Team Oreca Ford Fiesta R5 GER
19
AUS FRA
18
ESP
37
2016 Team Oreca Škoda Fabia R5 MON
12
SWE
10
ARG POR
46
ITA
8
POL
11
FIN
10
GER
56
CHN
C
FRA
15
ESP
28
GBR
14
AUS 18th 8
TGS Worldwide MEX
9
2017 M-Sport WRT Ford Fiesta R5 MON SWE
10
MEX FRA
8
ARG POR
12
ITA GER
16
ESP
8
GBR
31
AUS 14th 29
Ford Fiesta WRC POL
6
FIN
4
2018 M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta R5 MON
18
12th 54
Ford Fiesta WRC SWE
8
MEX
12
FRA ARG
9
POR
3
ITA
10
FIN
6
GER
5
TUR
4
GBR
Ret
ESP
11
AUS
Ret
2019 Janne Tuohino Ford Fiesta WRC MON SWE
10
MEX FRA ARG CHL POR ITA FIN GER TUR GBR ESP AUS 16th* 1*

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mikko Markkula". e-wrc.com. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Mikkelsen confirmed for third VW". Autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. 8 December 2012. Archived from the original on 12 December 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Breaking News: Latvala wins in Sweden". World Rally Championship. WRC Promoter GmbH. 8 February 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Mikkelsen replaces co-driver Markkula". WRC.com. WRC Promoter GmbH. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Post Rally Deutschland: Team Oreca revs up, Teemu Suninen in WRC2". www.oreca-group.com. Oreca. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Tidemand's home run". wrc.com. WRC. 12 February 2017. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Breaking News: Neuville Wins In Portugal". wrc.com. WRC. 20 May 2018. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  8. ^ http://urheiluuutiset.com/sunisen-kartanlukija-vaihtuu-vaihtelua-tulevaan-ja-sita-kautta-uutta-vauhtia/

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