A talented exponent of various forms of motorsport since he was a teenager, Dani Sordo has long been closely linked with Citroën Racing. It is therefore no surprise to see him return to the French team this season to drive the Citroën DS3 WRC.
After trying his hand at motocross, karting and hillclimbing, Dani Sordo took part in his first rally in 1999.
Over the years, the young Cantabria-born driver made a name for himself. Beginning in 2003, initially with Mitsubishi and then with Citroën Sport España, he won the Junior Spanish Championship three times running and, in 2005, won the senior title.
But Dani already had other ambitions. In a Citroën C2 Super 1600, he entered the Junior World Championship with the Kronos Racing team and claimed his first world title, winning four rounds in the process.
He pursued his involvement with Kronos Racing the following year, completing a full racing programme in 2006 in a Citroën Xsara WRC. In what was his first season at the sport’s highest level, he secured four podium finishes and finished fifth overall in the championship.
In 2007, he joined the Citroën Total World Rally Team. Over a four-year period, he racked up twenty-five podium finishes and helped Citroën to win three manufacturers’ world titles in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
On its return to rallying, MINI secured his services to head up their new team. In his two seasons with the team, the Spaniard proved that he had lost none of his speed and consistency, but the manufacturer decided to pull out of rallying again.
Citroën opted to renew its fruitful partnership with Dani Sordo in 2013, with the aim of helping him to win his first WRC rally and more titles.
- Date and place of birth: 2/05/83 in Torrelavega (Spain)
- WRC rallies started at the end of 2012: 98
- Codriver: Carlos del Barrio
- Website: www.danielsordo.com
- Twitter: @DaniSordo
|2012||Drivers WRC||MINI John Cooper Works WRC / Ford Fiesta RS WRC||8||0||1||11|
|2011||Drivers WRC||MINI John Cooper Works WRC||6||0||2||8|
|2010||Drivers WRC||Citroën C4 WRC||13||0||5||5|
|2009||Drivers WRC||Citroën C4 WRC||12||0||7||3|
|2008||Drivers WRC||Citroën C4 WRC||15||0||6||3|
|2007||Drivers WRC||Citroën C4 WRC||16||0||7||4|
|2006||Drivers WRC||Citroën Xsara WRC||16||0||4||5|
|2005||Junior WRC||Citroën C2 Super 2000||6||0||4||5|