World Rally Championship

Dani signs for 2020

Our Spaniards will compete in seven WRC events

Our Spaniards will compete in seven WRC events

Seven is the magic number for Dani Sordo, as he has signed a new one-year contract with our team for the 2020 WRC season.

Dani will take part in seven rounds on the 14-event calendar in the i20 Coupe WRC, alongside co-driver Carlos, marking his seventh consecutive year with our squad.

Ever since we made our debut in the WRC back in 2014, Dani has been a firm fixture. He has scored nine podiums in that time, including his memorable victory from Sardinia earlier this year.

2019 has been one of his most consistent and competitive to date, despite only taking part in seven events so far. The Sardinia win represents the highlight to date among a number of strong performances on all terrains.

Seventh heaven

“I am delighted to continue with Hyundai Motorsport for a seventh consecutive season,” he said. “The team has truly become like a family to me, and we have shared some fantastic moments together. The highlight has to be the victory in Sardinia this year, but we have had many competitive rallies over the years, including the memorable 1-2 in Germany in our first season.”

He added: “I feel very happy and comfortable with the team, but just as importantly I feel as competitive as ever. The Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC is a strong car on all surfaces, and – alongside Carlos – I have had strong pace in many events this year, even if the results haven’t always gone our way. We have a lot of ambition remaining, and I am pleased to have the opportunity to compete in seven WRC rallies with the team in 2020.”

Our Team Director Andrea said: “Dani has shown this season that he remains one of the most versatile and competitive drivers in the WRC. His win in Sardinia was an exceptional performance but he has shown his pace and potential in most of the rallies he has joined. For that reason, it was a logical decision for him to continue with our team for another year – his seventh consecutive season as a Hyundai Motorsport driver. Dani will take part in seven of the 14 rallies next season, and I am personally very happy he will remain part of our WRC program in 2020.”

Dani’s next scheduled participation will be his home event, Rally de España, taking place October 25-27, where he will help our manufacturers’ championship push.


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