Tag Archive: Dani Sordo

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 »

Oct 23

Loeb reigns in Spain (+result)

His seventh win in Spain and his fifth of the season

Sebastien Loeb Spain VictorySebastien Loeb - CatalogneSebastien 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Saturday WRC wrap

Loeb leads, Latvala flies

Sebastien Loeb - CatalogneJari-Matti Latvala  FranceSebastien Loeb continues to lead RallyRACC-Rally de Espana following another strong display in his Citroen DS3 WRC. But while Loeb maintained his advantage out front, Jari-Matti Latvala shone with a trio of stage wins in his Ford Fiesta RS WRC. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

MINI WRC Team on pace to take second in France

Only 6.3 seconds behind the winning Citroën of Sebastien Ogier

Dani Sordo 2011-09-30Dani Sordo 2010-08Second 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

Liuzzi shows competitiveness and solidarity in Madrid

It’s been a busy week for Hispania Racing driver Vitantonio Liuzzi

2011-06-12_15342011-06-09_0299It’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. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Solberg sets Sardinia shakedown pace (+result)

At the wheel of his Citroen DS3 WRC

Petter Solberg portrait 2011-03-08Petter Solberg  Rallye JordaniePetter Solberg has got his bid to win Rally d’Italia Sardegna off to the perfect start by going fastest in shakedown for the world championship counter., Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

Araujo confirms MINI WRC programme

Armindo Araujo brands MINI deal a ‘dream come true’

Armindo Araujo Mini rally no 37He adds it will be an honour for him to compete in the WRC with the Countryman. Two-time P-WRC champion Armindo Araujo will drive a MINI in eight rounds of the World Rally Championship in 2011, it was confirmed this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 10

World Rally Championship entries hit new high

Eight teams are currently registered for the prestigious FIA World Rally Championship

WRC logoTop 5 championshipsInterest 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). Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

MINI keen to ‘annoy’ WRC rivals

MINI seeks to ‘annoy’ its rivals when it joins the WRC later in 2011

Mini rally no 37WRCBMW board member Ian Robertson says MINI is keen to ‘annoy the opposition as soon as possible’ when the marque returns to the World Rally Championship later this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

MINI targeting podiums in 2011

Title by 2013

David RichardsMini X-RaidDavid Richards has set ambitious targets for the new Prodrive-run MINI World Rally Championship (WRC) programme – podiums this year, and the title by 2013… Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Loeb, Solberg locked in battle for Rally GB lead

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

Citroen C4 WRC driver Sebastien Loeb has won the Rally de Espana (+result)

Three weeks after clinching this year’s drivers’ World Championship

Adding another victory to his record breaking tally, today’s win was the 61st at World Championship level for the Frenchman and his co-driver Daniel Elena. The pair led the rally from beginning to end, eventually finishing 35.3 seconds ahead of the man in second place, Citroen privateer Petter Solberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

WRC stars take to the kart track

Dani Sordo couldn’t contain himself

He just couldn’t. “Tell me!” he shouted. “I need to know.” The story was a familiar one. But the margin was tighter than ever. This time there was just four tenths of a second splitting him from his 60-time world rally-winning team-mate Sebastien Loeb. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Ace Ogier lands victory number two in Japan

Sebastien Ogier has cemented second place in the World Rally Championship

With a stunning debut win on Rally Japan – the second of his career – in Sapporo,  The 26-year-old from France started the final day 5.4 seconds adrift of overnight leader Petter Solberg in third place but moved in front with the fastest time through the first Naekawa stage. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Midday wrap: Solberg rules in Japan

A flu-ridden Petter Solberg drove a near-perfect morning to open a 10-second lead on Rally Japan

The Citroen C4 WRC driver was unhappy with the set-up of his car through last night’s two Sapporo Dome stages, but he was quickest out of the blocks when the cars hit the dirt this morning. Fastest through the long stages – Iwanke and Sikot – he was third quickest on the morning’s final short test. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Ogier beats Loeb to win Vodafone Rally de Portugal

Sebastien Ogier has claimed his first world championship victory

By narrowly defeating Sebastien Loeb on Vodafone Rally de Portugal, The Citroen Junior Team driver started the third and final day with a lead of 21.1 seconds and showed a level of maturity that belied his 26 years to hold firm as Loeb tried in vain to get ahead of his countryman. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Rally Islas Canarias preview (photos)

The Challenge 

Following the Intercontinental Rally Challenge’s action-packed double-header in South America last month, the series returns to European soil from 29 April-1 May with its first visit to the Canary Islands for the fourth round of what is already shaping up to be an exhilarating title battle. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 01

Citroen pair out for revenge in Mexico

After coming off second best to their Ford team rivals in Rally Sweden

Citroen Total Team drivers Sebastien Loeb and Dani Sordo have pledged to turn the tables on the forthcoming Rally Mexico. Citroen team-leader Loeb and his co-driver Daniel Elena finished second to Ford’s Mikko Hirvonen in Sweden, but are hoping a fourth consecutive Rally Mexico win will enable them to level the scores on round two. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 21

What did we learn in Sweden?

Allow The WRC Guru to explain

So, after a four month break the 2010 World Rally Championship is finally up and running, and as the snow dust settles after a sensational Rally Sweden, it looks like the year ahead will be cracker. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 14

Rally Sweden day three report

Crime and punishment, Swedish style… 

Kimi Raikkonen - Rally Sweden 2One of the keys to success in Sweden consists of knowing how to handle slippery surfaces. Two burglars in Stockholm last year failed to grasp this fundamental point. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

Stilo gets 2010 season off to a good start (+photos)

Stilo wins on sand…

Stilo got its 2010 motorsport season off to the perfect start with victory on one of the most gruelling events on the calendar, the Dakar Rally. Starting and finishing in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires via stages in Chile, the endurance event back in January covered 9030 kilometres, 4810 of which were competitive. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 08

WRC: Countdown to Rally Sweden

WRC round 1 of 13

It’s been a long time coming, but four months after the 2009 World Rally Championship reached its thrilling conclusion in Wales, the fuse is well and truly lit on the 2010 competition. On 11 February the WRC ignites again, with one of the most spectacular challenges of the year – the 200kph snow-fest that is Rally Sweden. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Raikkonen crashes out of the Arctic Rally (+photo & result)

Sordo wins

Kimi Raikkonen’s competitive rallying debut for Citroën does not last long.  The 2007 F1 World Champion crashes out of the Arctic Lapland Rally on only stage two – but not before catching the eye first… Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

Loeb in control with one day remaining (+result)

In Rally of Great Britain

Citroen driver Sebastien Loeb completed today’s second day of the Rally of Great Britain with a commanding lead of 30.2 seconds, and perfectly on course to wrap up a sixth consecutive World Rally Championship title on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 19

WRC: ”Our mission in Wales is pretty much straightforward” – Loeb

After helping Citroen wrap up its fifth Manufacturers’ title in Spain

Citroen Total team leader Sebastien Loeb is chasing the championship double on the forthcoming Rally of Great Britain, where he aims to secure a sixth consecutive Drivers’ crown. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Sordo free to fight for GB victory

Citroen frees up Dani Sordo to go for a maiden WRC victory

In the final round of the year in Wales, Citroen has given Dani Sordo free reign to fight for victory in the final round of the World Rally Championship season in Wales. Read the rest of this entry »

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