Norwegians tackle 100km foot race
Gruelling route features Germany’s highest mountain
The Spaniard has been one of the most consistent performers so far this season, and the 12 points he secured in Sardinia came after another trouble-free run in his Hyundai i20.
It was Sordo's fourth consecutive fourth position and moved him ahead of Andreas Mikkelsen into second place in the drivers’ standings with 68 points. It also consolidated second place in the manufacturers’ standings for his Hyundai Shell World Rally Team.
But while consistency has paid dividends so far, Sordo admitted he would rather be nearer the top of the timesheets.
"I tried to do my best, but to be honest I would like to be a little higher and take some more podiums - although in Italy we were not on that pace," he told wrc.com.
"We had really good speed but we wanted to take the points so it was important to be consistent. Second in both championships is really good. Now we need to fight in Poland to keep this position."
And to do that in Mikolajki later this month he will be to overcome the handicap of running second though the event's slippery gravel stages.
"When you are good in the championship you have a bad start position. This is how it is and we need to accept it. If we don't want to be second we just need to retire on every rally," he said.