Date of Birth:
02 May 1983
Place of Birth:
Torrelavega (ESP)
Nationality:
Spaniard
Interests:
Sporting in general, cycling, motocross & 4x4

About Dani

Dani is arguably one of the most consistent performers in the WRC. His relaxed and outgoing nature has won him legions of fans – not just in his native Spain. His motorsport career began at the tender age of 12 when he started out in motocross and karting. He arrived on the WRC scene in 2003 and hasn’t looked back since. A WRC winner in Germany 2013, the Spanish sensation is one of the most trusted pairs of hands in the Championship. Dani joined our team at the end of 2013 and has become an integral part of our organisation. Having been part of our milestone 1-2 result in Rally Germany in 2014, Dani has gone onto secure many more podiums with our team. Scoring two top-three finishes in 2017 only added to his already impressive list of achievements. When he’s not busy rallying, sport-loving Dani spends a lot of his time cycling.

WRC Facts

First Event:
Rally Catalunya (2003)
First Victory:
Rallye Deutschland (2013)
Podiums:
43
Co-Driver:
Carlos del Barrio (ESP)
With Hyundai:
Since 2014

Photos

Q1. Who is your motorsport idol?

Ayrton Senna.

Q2. What are your hobbies?

Sports in general and especially biking.

Q3. What is your ideal destination for a holiday?

I would like to go to New York and a warm place like the Seychelles.

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

I would have joined the family business, as my parents were Shell oil distributers for the automotive business.

Q5. What is your favourite food?

I always enjoy a good pasta or a nice piece of meat, something you can find all over the world.

Q6.Describe yourself in 3 words

Consistent, relaxed, sportive.

2017

Several rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship with Hyundai (12)
Best result: 3rd overall, Tour de Corse and Rally Portugal
Final classification: 6th

2016

Several rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship with Hyundai (12)
Best result: 2nd overall, Rallye Deutschland and Rally de España
Final classification: 5th

2015

Several rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship with Hyundai (12)
Best result: 3rd overall, Rally de España
Final classification: 8th

2014

Several rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship with Hyundai (6)
Best result: 2nd overall, Rallye Deutschland
Final classification: 10th

2013

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

2012

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

2011

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

2010

All rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (13)
Best result: 2nd overall, Rally Bulgaria, Rallye Deutschland and Rallye de France
Final classification: 5th

2009

All rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (12)
Best result: 2nd overall, Rally Ireland, Rally Argentina, Rally Poland and Rally Catalunya
Final classification: 3rd

2008

All rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (15)
Best result: 2nd overall, Rally Jordan, Rallye Deutschland, Rally New Zealand and Rally Catalunya
Final classification: 3rd

2007

All rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (16)
Best result: 2nd overall, Rallye Monte-Carlo, Rally Catalunya, Rally Japan and Rally Ireland
Final classification: 4th

2006

All rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (16)
Best result: 2nd overall, Rally Catalunya and Rallye Deutschland 
Final classification: 5th

2005

Several rounds of the FIA Junior World Rally Championship (6)
Best result: 1st, Rally Italia Sardegna, Rally Finland, Rallye Deutschland and Rally Catalunya
Final classification: 1st  
Several rounds of the Spanish Rally Championship (8)  
Final classification: 1st 

2004

Several rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (3)
Several rounds of the Spanish Rally Championship (5)
Final classification: 1st

2003

First FIA Word Rally Championship event, Rally Catalunya
Several rounds of the Spanish Tarmac Rally Championship (6)
Final classification: 1st  

2002

Several rounds of the Spanish Rally Championship (11)

2001

First rally: Rally Ciudad de Torrelavega

2000
-
1999

Campeonato de Cantabia de Montaña in hill-climbing

Winner of the Championship in 2000

1997

Debut in motorsport: karting 80cc

1995

Debut in competition: motocross 80cc