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Dani Sordo

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Career Summary


Nationality:  ESP
Date of Birth: 02.05.1983
Age: 36
Birthplace: Torrelavega (ESP)
First Rally: 2003, Spain
Rally Wins: 1
Website: www.danielsordo.com

Season 2019

Classification: WRC
Car No: 0
Car: Hyundai i20 WRC
Team: Hyundai Shell Mobis World Rally Team
Co-driver: Carlos Del Barrio
Points: 26
Standing: 11
Rally Wins: 0
Retirements: 0
Podiums: 0

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Here’s what makes him special:

• After five years in Sébastien Loeb’s shadow at Citroën, Sordo took a hugely popular maiden victory in 2013

• Gave Mini its first podium in the WRC with a starring drive on at ADAC Rallye Deutschland in 2011

• With a background in racing karts and touring cars, he’s a sealed-surface specialist

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 proved pivotal over the next four campaigns as he played an integral part in the Korean manufacturer’s quest for a maiden world title.

He shared the team’s third i20 WRC with Kiwi Hayden Paddon in 2018 and does the same with new signing, and former Citroën team-mate, Sébastien Loeb in 2019.

Rally Classification Co-driver Rank Points
Xion Rally Argentina WRC Carlos Del Barrio 6. 8+2


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