Date of Birth:
15 August 1968
Place of Birth:
Santander (ESP)
Nationality:
Spaniard
Interests:
Athletics, half marathon, marathon

About Carlos

Born in Santander, co-driver Carlos has built up an enviable experience rallying alongside some of the biggest names in Spain. His first foray into co-driving came in 1987 when he entered Rally Vidal de la Peña, but it was in 1994 when he took part for the first in WRC with Jesus Puras. This partnership had tremendous success in their native Spain, winning three Spanish Rally Championships. In 2004, Carlos joined forces with Dani Sordo for an initial four-event campaign as the young Spaniard was looking for an experienced co-driver. The pairing would re-join in 2011 for a longer WRC program, which included three podiums and a popular victory at the 2013 edition of Rally Germany. These results are what the crew will be chasing in 2018 when they get together for selected events in the WRC for Hyundai Motorsport.

WRC Facts

First Event:
Rallye España - Catalunya Costa Brava 1991
First Victory:
Rallye Deutschland 2013
Podiums:
9
Driver:
Dani Sordo (ESP)
With Hyundai:
Since 2018

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Q1. Who is your motorsport idol?

Valentino Rossi, without a doubt.

Q2. What are your hobbies?

Athletics. I compete often in half marathon events, as well as shorter and longer distances (I have a marathon PB of 3h12)

Q3. What is your ideal destination for a holiday?

If I had company, I’d say Playa Blanca, Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, but if it were a solo trip I would choose Madrid.

Q4. Which profession would you have chosen if you hadn’t become a rally driver?

I would say theatre performer. I studied theatre when I was at university.

Q5. What is your favourite food?

Tomato salad, breaded hake and mint ice-cream. To drink, sparkling water and a glass of red wine.

Q6.Describe yourself in 3 words

Friendly rally co-driver.

2017

Several rounds of the Spanish National Championship (9) / Driver Surhayen Pernía (ESP)
Best result: 3rd overall, Rallye Villa de Llanes
Final classification: 4th

2016

Several rounds of the Spanish National Championship (7) / Driver Surhayen Pernía (ESP)
Best result: 2nd overall, Rallye Villa de Llanes
Final classification: 7th

2014

Several rounds of the Spanish National Championship (4) / Driver Surhayen Pernía (ESP)
Best result: 2nd overall, Rallye del Bierzo
Final classification: 7th

2013

Several rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (12) / Driver Dani Sordo (ESP)
Best result: 1st overall, Rallye Deutschland
Final classification: 5th

2012

Several rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (8) / Driver Dani Sordo (ESP)
Best result: 2nd overall, Rallye Monte-Carlo
Final classification: 11th

2011

Several rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (6) / Driver Dani Sordo (ESP)
Best result: 2nd overall, Rallye de France
Final classification: 8th

2010

Several rounds of the Spanish National Championship (4) / Driver Eugenio Mantecón (ESP)
Several rounds of the IRC (6) / Driver Daniel Olivera (BRA)
Several rallies around Europe

2009

Several rallies around Europe
Best result: 1st overall, Rallye de Torrelavega / Driver Dani Sordo (ESP)

2008

Several rounds of the Spanish National Championship (6) / Driver Armide Martín (ESP)
Best result: 3rd overall, Rally Race Shalymar
Final classification: 8th
Several rounds of the Spanish Gravel Championship (5) / Driver Xavi Pons (ESP)
Best result: 1st overall, Rallye de Tierra de Pozoblanco and Rallye de Tierra de Guijuelo
Final classification: 1st

2007

Several rounds of the Spanish National Championship (6) / Driver Jesús Puras  (ESP)
Best result: 3rd overall, Rally de Ourense and Rally Costa Brava
Final classification: 3rd
Several rallies around Europe

2006

Several rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (15) / Driver Xavi Pons (ESP)
Best result: 4th overall, Rally d'Italia Sardegna, Rally of Turkey, Rally Australia, Rally New Zealand
Final classification: 7th

2005

Several rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (9) / Driver Xavi Pons (ESP)
Best result: 4th overall, Rally Catalunya - Costa Daurada
One round of the Spanish National Championship / Driver Dani Sordo (ESP)
Best result: 1st overall, Rallye Rías Baixas Redcom

2004

Several rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (4) / Driver Dani Sordo (ESP)
Best result: 13th overall, Tour de Corse - Rallye de France
Several rounds of the Spanish National Championship (6) / Driver Dani Sordo (ESP)
Best result: 1st overall, Rallye Costa del Sol, Rallye de Madrid
Final classification: 5th

2003

Several rounds of the Spanish National Championship (6)
Best result: 5th overall, Rallye Costa del Sol / Driver Dani Sordo (ESP)
Several rounds of the Spanish National Championship (6) / Driver Dani Sordo (ESP)
Best result: 1st overall, Rallye Costa del Sol, Rallye de Madrid
Final classification: 5th

2002

Several rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (2) / Driver Jesús Puras (ESP)
Best result: 6th overall, Rallye Sanremo - Rallye d'Italia
Several rounds of the Spanish National Championship (8) / Driver Jesús Puras (ESP)
Best result: 1st overall, Rally de Canarias, Rallye Santander Cantabria, Rallye Villa de Llanes, Rally de Ourense, Rallye de Avilés, Rally Rías Baixas, Rally Costa del Sol, Rally de Madrid
Final classification: 1st

2001

Several rounds of the Spanish National Championship (8) / Driver Ricardo Avero  (ESP)
Best result: 2th overall, Rallye de Madrid
Final classification: 6th
Several rounds of the Canaria Island Championship (5) / Driver Ricardo Avero (ESP)
Best result: 1st overall, Rally Palma-Canaria Norte, Rally Villa de Granadilla, Rally La Palma Isla Bonita, Rally Isla de Lanzarote
Final classification: 4th

2000

Several rounds of the Spanish National Championship (7) / Driver Salvador Cañellas Jr.  (ESP)
Best result: 1st overall, Rally Villa de Llanes, Rallye Internacional de La Coruña
Final classification: 2nd
Several rounds of the Spanish Gravel Championship (8) / Driver Pedro Javier Diego (ESP)
Best result: 1st overall, Rally Ciudad de Zaragoza
Final classification: 2nd

1999

Several rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (3) / Driver Salvador Cañellas Jr.  (ESP)
Best result: 39th overall, Rallye Catalunya - Costa Brava - Rallye de España
Several rounds of the Spanish Gravel Championship (7) / Driver Salvador Cañellas Jr.  (ESP)
Best result: 1st overall, Rallye Ciudad de Zaragoza, Critérium del Berguedá, Rallye de Tierra de Gernika
Final classification: 2nd
Several rallies around Europe

1998

Several rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (2) / Driver Jesús Puras  (ESP)
Several rounds of the Spanish National Championship (9) / Driver Jesús Puras (ESP)
Best result: 1st overall, Rallye Villa de Adeje Tenerife; Rallye Caja Cantabria,  Rally Villa de Llanes, Rallye de Ourense, Rallye de Avilés, Rallye Príncipe de Asturias, Rallye Madrid
Final classification: 1st

1997

Several rounds of the Spanish National Championship (9) / Driver Jesús Puras (ESP)
Best result: 1st overall, Rallye El Corte Inglés, Rally Villa de Adeje, Rallye Caja Cantabria, Rallye Villa de Llanes, Rally de Ourense, Rallye Príncipe de Asturias
Final classification: 1st

1996

Several rounds of the 2-Litre World Rally Championship (8) / Driver Jesús Puras (ESP)
Best result: 5th overall, Rallye de Portugal
Final classification: 3rd

1995

Several rounds of the Spanish National Championship (8)
Best result: 1st overall, Rallye San Agustín, Rally San Froilán / Driver Jesús Puras (ESP)

1994

Several rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (5) / Driver Jesús Puras (ESP)
Best result: 8th overall, Rallye de Portugal
Final classification: 30th

1993

Several rounds of the Spanish National Championship (4) / Driver David Guixeras (ESP)
Best result: 4th overall, Rally Villa de Llanes
Final classification: 10th

1992

One round of the FIA World Rally Championship / Driver Saiz Capi  (ESP)
Best result: 4th overall, Rally de San Froilán

1991

One round of the FIA World Rally Championship / Driver Jaime Azcona  (ESP)
Best result: 12th overall, Rallye España - Catalunya Costa Brava
Selected Spanish rallies with various drivers

1988 -
1990

Selected Spanish rallies with various drivers

1998

Debut of co-driving career