A Spain Gravel champion with José Antonio Suárez in 2017, Cándido is a highly respected co-driver and has competed in over 250 rallies during his career. The Spaniard has experience in a variety of worldwide professional championships, including the FIA World Rally Championship, the FIA European Rally Championship and the International Rally Cup.
Although Cándido had competed on the WRC circuit for many years, his first appearance in the top tier of the series coincided with the start of his working relationship with Dani in 2021. Together they have become a formidable force inside the cockpit, particularly on gruelling gravel events. During their first two seasons together, they have finished on the podium in Spain, Italy, Portugal and Greece. He will be hoping to go one better in 2023 and finished on the top step of the podium.
Five rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship with Hyundai (5)
Three rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship with Hyundai (3)
One round of the FIA European Rally Championship (RC2)
One round of the FIA World Rally Championship (RC2)
Six rounds of the Spanish Rally Championship (6)
Six rounds of the FIA European Rally Championship (6)
Seven rounds of the Spanish Gravel Championship (7)
Q1. Who is your motorsport idol?
Q2. What are your hobbies?
Cycling, travelling, live music, tennis and kayaking.
Q3. What is your ideal destination for a holiday?
Azores in Portugal or Galicia in Spain.
Q4. Which profession would you have chosen if you hadn’t become a rally driver?
Q5. What is your favourite food?
Either omelette or paella.
Q6. Describe yourself in 3 words
Persistent, simple and adaptable.