Dani Sordo

Daniel " Dani " Sordo Castillo ( born May 2, 1983 in Torrelavega, Cantabria ) is a Spanish rally driver. It starts in the World Rally Championship in 2013 for Citroen.

  • 2.1 WRC results
  • 2.2 JWRC results


Daniel Sordo began his career with motocross. Before he moved into rallying in 1999, he enjoyed success in off-road motorcycle racing, karting and touring car racing. After two years of regular participation in Spanish rally races in 2003 he gave his WRC debut in the Rally of Catalonia. In 2004, he won the Spanish Junior Championship in a Citroën C2 S1600. In 2005, he was in the same vehicle Junior World Champion and Spanish masters. As of 2005, Marc Martí, formerly jointly with double world champion Carlos Sainz formed a team, Sordos co-pilot.

Factory driver at Citroën

2006 Daniel Sordo won a place in the third Citroën Xsara WRC Kronos Racing team, which formed the Citroën World Rally Team in this year. After the first eight rallies contested with last year's car, he replaced for another eight world championship rallies Xavier Pons in the second Xsara Kronos, who was on the current state of technology. Now he could also earn points for the Manufacturers' Championship. He succeeded in 2006, a total of four Podestplätzte, but no victory. From 2007 he was employed as the second race seat alongside Sébastien Loeb at Citroën. As a factory driver Sordo, Citroën scored fifteen 2nd places and ten 3rd places, but did not win a world championship race, while his teammate Loeb drove from world title world title. In the season 2010, Sordo separated from his co-driver Marc Marti, Diego Vallejo was Martí's successor. In the last three rallies of the 2010 season Sordo had with the Citroën driver Sébastien Ogier junior exchange places, as this had already won in the same year for the Citroën Junior Team a rally. Since Ogier for the factory team went out a second victory in the Rally of Japan, Sordo was finally replaced by Sébastien Ogier in the Citroën factory team from the 2011 season.

2011: Change to Mini

At the 2011 season Sordo took a mini WRC Mini WRC Team for the newly created part. The car was developed in collaboration with Prodrive. His new co-driver Carlos Del Barrio was. With Sordo and Kris Meeke his teammate the Mini WRC team took during the 2011 season to six rallies in part: Italy, Finland, Germany, France, Catalonia and Wales. This served as a preparation for the complete use of the 2012 season, which should then be driven to mark points.

In Sardinia reached Sordo, in his first race with the mini, like the sixth place overall. In Finland, he retired due to a clogged radiator, on the last leg, from. At the Rally Germany Sordo scored finished third to first place on the podium for the mini-team and got the Spirit of the Rally Award awarded. In the Rallye de France, the fourth rally participation of Sordo and Mini, Sordo positive surprise, as he finished the first day as overall leader and the first special stage best time import for the mini-team. The next day the guide between Sordo, his successor at Citroen Ogier and Petter Solberg changed hands several times back and forth. Ultimately Sordo finished the Rallye de France with a gap of 6.3 seconds behind Ogier in second. During his home rally in Catalonia Sordo fulfilling his own expectations and not quite finished fourth.

After six appearances in thirteen rallies Sordo finished the season end the eighth world place in the drivers' standings.

The second year in the Mini WRC

The Mini WRC Team had found serious problems with the financing of the project because it was not possible for a sponsor. From complete participation in the 2012 season are left eight of thirteen rallies for Sordo. Canceled before the season had to test drives and planned expansion stages of the vehicle to be moved. At the Monte Carlo Rally Sordo participated and reached the previous year's Mini WRC the surprising second place overall. At the end of the season Sordo was 11th in the championship with 51 points.

2013 and 2014

In 2013 Dani Sordo returned to Citroën. With the DS3WRC he succeeded in Monte Carlo as a third party to jump on the podium. Three further podium finishes came over the course of the season to each position 2 in Greece and France and finally won Sordo also his first World Rally Championship run, the Rally Germany.

2014 does not run Sordo in the new team of Hyundai, but the entire season.


WRC results

JWRC results