Sat 23 Sep 2023

Sordo: I think the cars are quite equal

Dani Sordo has been around the World Rally Championship for a while now – only three drivers have started more events in the history of the series – so when he speaks, it’s worth listening.

Talking after scoring his 56th podium in a WRC career which began 20 years ago, Hyundai Motorsport’s likeable Spaniard admitted the pace of the cars and the competition in the series is “flat out.”

Sordo made his debut in a premium category based around two-litre World Rally Cars, he has competed through the next generation of 1600cc World Rally Cars – including the sensational 2017-spec machinery – and into the current Rally1 hybrid models.

Sordo said: “For sure, now when you see the rally, how the drivers are going on the stages, how they drive all the time…it’s all the time flat out, flat out.

“OK, I think we need to improve a little bit, maybe the Toyota looks a little bit [ahead], but overall I think the cars are quite equal. Sometimes the drivers, they make a little bit the difference. 

“The speed is incredible: you lift a little bit for some corners or are you not sure or something, bang it’s two seconds! Now rally is like the circuits: everybody is going flat out.”

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