World Rally Championship

Cándido Carrera

About Cándido

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.




Seven rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship with Hyundai (7)
Best result: 2nd overall (Rally de Portugal)


Five rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship with Hyundai (5)
Best result: 3rd overall (Rally de Portugal, Rally Italia Sardegna, Acropolis Rally)


Three rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship with Hyundai (3)
Best result: 3rd (Rally de España, Rally Monza)


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)
Best result: 1st in class (Rally Islas Canarias, Rally Villa de Adeje, Rally Princesa de Asturias, Rally Comunidad de Madrid)


Six rounds of the FIA European Rally Championship (6)
Best result: 4th in class (Rally Liepāja)

Seven rounds of the Spanish Gravel Championship (7)
Best result: 1st overall (Rallye Tierras Altas de Lorca, Rally Terra de Auga, Rallye de Tierra Norte de Extremadura)
Final classification: 1st


Q1. Who is your motorsport idol?

Luis Climent.

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?

Car mechanic.

Q5. What is your favourite food?

Either omelette or paella.

Q6. Describe yourself in 3 words

Persistent, simple and adaptable.


Personal data


24. Mar 1980

Place of birth:

Salvaterra de Miño (ESP)




Cycling, travelling, tennis & kayaking

WRC Facts

First Event:

Acropolis Rally (2021)

With Hyundai:


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