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 several podiums in 2021. He is guided by co-driver Cándido Carrera.

Nationality ESP
Date of birth 02.05.1983
Birthplace Torrelavega, Spain
Co-driver
Cándido Carrera
First WRC rally 2003, Rally Catalunya
First WRC stage win
2006, Rally Catalunya SS10
WRC stage wins
228
First WRC podium
2006, Rally Catalunya
WRC podiums
57
First WRC win
2013, Rallye Deutschland
WRC wins 3
First WRC Wolf Power Stage win
2012, Rally de Portugal
WRC Wolf Power Stage wins
5
Best overall WRC season result
3rd (2008-09)
WRC support category titles
2005 Junior WRC
Previous teams
Citroën, Mini, M-Sport Ford
Website www.danielsordo.com/
 

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 for the Korean manufacturer and he played an integral part in helping the team to manufacturers’ world titles in 2019 and 2020.

He completed back-to-back victories in Italy in 2020, his third WRC win, and shared an i20 with Craig Breen in 2021, a season in which he was partnered by three co-drivers - Carlos del Barrio, Borja Rozada and Carrera.


Sordo has remained a regular face in Hyundai's line-up over recent season, delivering several podium results in his part-time campaigns. In 2024, he alternates drives with Andreas Mikkelsen and Esapekka Lappi.

Latvia
Starts: Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 4:31:00 AM
Italy
Starts: Friday, July 26, 2024 at 7:00:00 AM
Hungary
Starts: Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 6:00:00 AM