Drivers


World Rally Championship

Cándido Carrera


About Cándido

A Spain Gravel champion with José Antonio Suárez in 2017, Cándido is a highly respected co-driver, especially in his home nation. The 41-year-old 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. Cándido has competed on the WRC circuit on 36 occasions and has scored two podiums – both in 2021 alongside Dani. He will be hoping to go one better in 2022 and take his first overall win.

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Career

2021

Three rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship
Best result: 3rd overall (Rally de Espana, Rally Monza)
Final classification: 9th

2020

One round of the FIA European Rally Championship (RC2)

2019

One round of the FIA World Rally Championship (RC2)

2018

Two rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (RC2)
1 round of the FIA European Rally Championship (RC2)

2017

Six rounds of the FIA European Rally Championship (RC2)
Spain Gravel Champion (7 rounds)

2016

Seven rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (RC2)

2015

One round of the FIA World Rally Championship (RC2)

Q&A

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?

Omelette and paella

Q6.Describe yourself in 3 words

Persistent, simple and adaptable

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Personal data

Birthday:

24. Mar 1980

Place of birth:

Salvaterra de Miño (Galicia) ESP

Nationality:

Spanish

Interests:

Cycling, Travelling, Tennis, Kayaking

WRC Facts

First Event:

2021 Acropolis Rally Greece

Driver:
With Hyundai:

2021

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