Sordo was confirmed as Citroen driver for next season by the French firm this morning.
Soon after Citroen’s decision was made public, Wilcock paid tribute to Sordo, who departs the British team at the end of the year. Sordo has driven for Prodrive for the last two years, collecting all three of the MINI WRC’s podiums.
“Dani is one of the top drivers in the WRC and after his stunning performance in Spain last weekend, I am not at all surprised that Citroen have snapped him up,” said Wilcock.
“It’s been a pleasure working with him over the last two years and his experience has been invaluable to the development of the MINI WRC. Just as importantly, behind the scenes he got on very well with everyone in the team and whenever we were running two cars he was a great team-mate and not a rival. Although we have faced many challenges, Dani always remained positive and loyal to the team and I am only sad that we could not have given him his first win. I know that he wanted to secure his first WRC victory in the MINI and had we been able to confirm a full programme for him in 2013, I am sure he would have stayed with the team.”