DANI SORDO

Hugely experienced Spaniard who is one of the most popular figures in the service park. Fifth in the all-time starts list, Sordo returns for a part-programme with Hyundai after claiming a second career win in 2019.

The story so far

Sordo burst onto the WRC scene in 2005 with the help of two-time world champion Carlos Sainz.

Sordo’s form in Spain’s domestic series caught Sainz’s eye in 2004 and he helped his younger compatriot to get behind the wheel of a Super 1600 Citroën C2 for the 2005 FIA Junior World Rally Championship battle. Sordo’s success was instant and he romped to the title with ease.

Citroën rewarded Sordo with a limited programme of events in a Xsara WRC the following year and, with various podium finishes under his belt, it wasn’t long before the youngster was given a berth alongside Sébastien Loeb in the main Citroën squad for 2007.

Sordo repaid Citroën’s faith by scoring seven podiums in 2007, six podiums in 2008 and finishing third in the 2009 drivers’ title race. But his form started to wane in 2010 and his place in the team was soon taken by rising star Sébastien Ogier.

Sordo decided his future lay elsewhere for 2011 and he led Mini’s charge into the WRC, but after a string of points-scoring performances, he was left in the cold when the team withdrew from the series in 2012.

He returned to Citroën in 2013 and scored his maiden WRC victory in Germany.

The following year marked another new beginning as Sordo joined Hyundai. His consistency and ability to deliver strong points finishes have proved pivotal for the Korean manufacturer and he played an integral part in helping the team to a maiden manufacturers’ world title in 2019.

He also scored his second WRC victory in Italy and will share an i20 with former Citroën team-mate Loeb in 2020.

 

Nationality ESP
Date of Birth 02.05.1983
Age 36
Birthplace Torrelavega, Spain
First Rally 2003, Rally RACC
Co-Driver Carlos del Barrio
Rally Wins 1
Website http://www.danielsordo.com/