Tag Archive: Dani Sordo

Dec 06

Dani Sordo finished second in the Monza Rally Show at the weekend as MotoGP star Valentino Rossi won the end-of-year spectacular for a fifth time

Sordo second at Monza

The Spaniard won six of the 10 asphalt speed tests at the Italian race circuit in his Hyundai i20 World Rally Car, but lost out to the Italian by 18.4sec in his bid to complete a third victory at the three-day event. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

WRC: Ogier on brink of fourth title

Frenchman overhauls Sordo in Spanish duel

WRC Ogier on brink of fourth title Sébastien Ogier all but secured his fourth consecutive FIA World Rally Championship title after passing Dani Sordo to lead RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

WRC: Sordo storms into Spain lead

Torrential rain turned gravel tracks in the hills above the Costa Daurada into a mudbath

WRC - Sordo storms into Spain lead Dani Sordo mastered treacherous conditions to lead RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España on Friday night and set up hopes of a home victory for the first time in 21 years.   Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 06

WRC: Hyundai confirms Neuville will stay

Hyundai has finalised its WRC driver line-up for the next two seasons by announcing a new two-year extension to its contract with Thierry Neuville

The Belgian driver completes a three-car Hyundai squad for 2017 and 2018, joining Hayden Paddon and Dani Sordo who were already confirmed. Neuville joined Hyundai from M-Sport in 2013 to lead the Korean manufacturer’s WRC return in 2014. Highlights since then have included two victories, the most recent of which was scored in Sardinia earlier this year, and nine podiums, including his second-place in Corsica last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 14

2017 predictor: VW and Citroën

2017 predictor: Hyundai and M-Sport

This week on wrc.com we take a look into our crystal ball and consider some of the possible driver and manufacturer combinations for next year’s FIA World Rally Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 13

WRC: Injured Sordo in doubt for Finland

Dani Sordo’s participation in Neste Rally Finland [28 – 31 July] hangs in the balance while he recovers from an accident during testing last week

The Spaniard sustained a fissure fracture of a vertebrae when he crashed his Hyundai i20 at high speed during a pre-event test in Finland on Friday. He spent a night in hospital before returning home to Spain to recuperate. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 12

Twenty World Rally Cars in Finland

The stellar entry matches Rally Sweden in 2013

Neste Rally Finland (28 – 31 July) expects 20 World Rally Cars to start the Jyväskylä-based forest spectacular – a figure not surpassed in the FIA World Rally Championship for almost eight years. Read the rest of this entry »

May 25

WRC: Mikkelsen eyes title push

The Norwegian believes Saturday and Sunday were two of his best days in a rally car

Andreas Mikkelsen feels ready to battle for the WRC title after a revitalised approach to the final two days of last weekend’s Vodafone Rally de Portugal carried him to second place. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

WRC: Ogier fastest in Portugal opener

He outpaced Hayden Paddon by 2.6sec in the headline heat

Sébastien Ogier won Thursday night’s opening speed test at Vodafone Rally de Portugal despite a boost problem on the startline at Lousada rallycross circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

WRC: Sordo and Ogier tie in Argentina opener

Dani Sordo and Sébastien Ogier shared fastest time through Thursday night’s opening street stage at YPF Rally Argentina

The pair could not be split through the 1.50km asphalt test in Cordoba, watched by huge crowds, while Ott Tänak was just a tenth of a second further back in third. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

Paddon earns Hyundai Sweden nod

The Kiwi finished fifth last year in only his second appearance at the WRC’s only pure winter fixture

Hayden Paddon has been named in Hyundai Motorsport’s lead squad for next month’s Rally Sweden (11 – 14 February) in preference to Dani Sordo. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 05

Star-studded entry for Rallye Monte-Carlo

Defending champion Sébastien Ogier heads the seeded entry list

A total of 90 crews, 15 in the premier World Rally Car category, will start Rallye Monte-Carlo, the opening round of the 2016 World Rally Championship, later this month. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

74 entries for LOTOS 72nd Rally Poland

There are 14 entries in the top-line World Rally Car class

The organisers of LOTOS 72nd Rally Poland have confirmed a seventy-four car entry for the event, which runs from 2-5 July and is the seventh round of the world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

WRC: Sordo tops Sardinia warm-up

Dani Sordo edged out Kris Meeke to set fastest time in Thursday morning’s shakedown at Rally Italia Sardegna

In dry and sunny conditions, Meeke looked set to top the timesheets through the Putifigari test in Citroën’s DS 3 until Sordo went quickest by 0.2sec on the third of his four runs in a Hyundai i20. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 07

Hyundai begins Monte-Carlo testing

Next year’s car will not be ready for the season start

2014-01-16_0534 Hyundai drivers Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo began preparations for 2015’s season-opening Rallye Monte-Carlo (22 – 25 January) with a four-day asphalt test in the Ardèche region of France this week. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round four of 13 : Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse – Day three report

Debut IRC joy for Sordo and Mini in Corsica

IRC - Intercontinental Rally Challengemikkelsen fra 70Dani Sordo has claimed victory on Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse, round four of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, following a faultless performance in a MINI John Cooper Works S2000 on his debut in the all-action series.

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May 11

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round four of 13 : Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse – Day two report

IRC newcomer Sordo on top after day of drama in Corsica
 
sordo fra 34IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeDani 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. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Sordo and del Barrio granted waiver to score IRC points in Corsica

Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse covers a competitive distance of 318.23 kilometres over 14 special stages from 10-12 May

sordo fra 04IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeIn 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.  Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 30

Campana thrilled by MINI chance

Pierre Campana delighted with MINI drive in Monte Carlo

Pierre Campana 2011-12-26Pierre Campana  2011-12-23Pierre Campana says he is thrilled to have been given the chance to compete with MINI on the opening round of the 2012 World Rally Championship in Monte Carlo. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 28

Sordo: I will do at least ten events with MINI

Dani Sordo will do at least ten WRC events with the MINI in 2012, he has confirmed on his official website

ProdriveDani Sordo 2011-09-30Although 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. Read the rest of this entry »

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