The Kiwi finished fifth last year in only his second appearance at the WRC’s only pure winter fixture
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Dani Sordo edged out Kris Meeke to set fastest time in Thursday morning’s shakedown at Rally Italia Sardegna
IRC newcomer Sordo on top after day of drama in Corsica
Dani Sordo will start the final six stages of Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse on Saturday firmly in contention for a debut victory in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge following a day of high drama on the demanding asphalt roads around Corte in the centre of the picturesque Mediterranean island.
Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse covers a competitive distance of 318.23 kilometres over 14 special stages from 10-12 May
In view of MINI’s intention to register as an official Intercontinental Rally Challenge manufacturer, Eurosport Events, the promoter of the IRC, has sought a waiver to amend its sporting regulations to allow Dani Sordo and Carlos del Barrio to score points in the IRC drivers’ and co-drivers’ classifications respectively on Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse.
Dani Sordo will do at least ten WRC events with the MINI in 2012, he has confirmed on his official website
Although the Prodrive-run outfit has yet to officially announce its programme for next season and recently missed the deadline to register as a manufacturer [see separate story – click here], the statement from the Spaniard is great news for the WRC.
His seventh win in Spain and his fifth of the season
Sebastien Loeb has won RallyRACC-Rally de Espana to edge clear of Mikko Hirvonen in the race for the 2011 World Rally Championship crown. Driving a Citroen DS3 WRC, Loeb maintained his overnight advantage for his seventh win in Spain and his fifth of the season alongside co-driver Daniel Elena.
Only 6.3 seconds behind the winning Citroën of Sebastien Ogier
Second for the MINI WRC Team in Rally France-Alsace is a result it is justifiably proud of on only its fourth event of the 2011 season. Dani Sordo (ES) and Carlos del Barrio (ES) took the fight down to the wire with just 6.3secs separating the number 37 MINI John Cooper Works WRC and the Citroen of Sébastien Ogier (FR) at the finish in Strasbourg this afternoon.
It’s been a busy week for Hispania Racing driver Vitantonio Liuzzi
It’s been a busy week for Hispania Racing driver Vitantonio Liuzzi who, after the Grand Prix of Europe, has stopped over in Madrid to compete in the Campofrío Stadium Race and represent the team in different activities, such as the trip this morning to the Parque Warner alongside a group of twelve foster children from the Community of Madrid.
Eight teams are currently registered for the prestigious FIA World Rally Championship
Interest in the World Rally Championship has hit a new high with more than 10 teams set to chase manufacturers’ points during the course of the 2011 season which kicks off this week with Rally Sweden (10 – 13 February).
Ott Tanak leads the PWRC, 35.8 seconds up on Patrik Flodin
Citroen’s Sebastien Loeb is the man at the top of the times post-SS11 – but Petter Solberg is right in contention in second. Citroen number one driver Sebastien Loeb leads Wales Rally GB heading into the mid-day halt, although Petter Solberg is right up there in his privately entered C4 WRC and a major threat, just 2.3 seconds adrift.