Sordo keeps Hyundai WRC seat for Rally Monza

Dani Sordo will keep his seat in Hyundai's third entry for next month's WRC season-closing Rally Monza.

Sordo keeps Hyundai WRC seat for Rally Monza

The Spanish veteran will make his second WRC start in a row in the tarmac-based event centred around the famous Italian Grand Prix circuit on December 3-6.

It follows Sordo's triumph last time out in Rally Italy Sardinia, which marked only his second outing of the season after his appearance in Rally Mexico back in March.

Sordo is a veteran of Rally Monza, a late addition to this year's COVID-19-affected WRC schedule,  having won the event in 2010 and '13 at the wheel of a Citroen DS3. More recently he has contested the event for current employer Hyundai (pictured below in 2016).

Daniel Sordo, Marc Marti, Hyundai i20 WRC, Hyundai Motorsport

Daniel Sordo, Marc Marti, Hyundai i20 WRC, Hyundai Motorsport

Photo by: Luca Rossini/Alessio Morgese

Sordo will be tasked with helping Hyundai defend its slim seven-point advantage over Toyota in the manufacturers' standings heading into the final round.

The Korean manufacturer's full-season drivers, Thierry Neuville and Ott Tanak, both remain in theoretical title contention for the drivers' prize, trailing Toyota man Elfyn Evans by 24 and 28 points respectively with only 30 on offer at Monza.

Craig Breen had been set for his third outing of 2020 in Hyundai's third-string i20 Coupe WRC in Rally Ypres, until that event became the latest to be cancelled amid the global health crisis.

shares
comments

Related video

Colin McRae WRC documentary to be released
Previous article

Colin McRae WRC documentary to be released

Next article

Ogier extends WRC stay with new Toyota contract

Ogier extends WRC stay with new Toyota contract
Why WRC's Safari tour is more than just a rally Prime

Why WRC's Safari tour is more than just a rally

OPINION: A source of national pride in Kenya, the Safari Rally is also a sporting, cultural and economic phenomenon. And as last weekend's World Rally Championship round reminded us, it's a key driver in establishing Africa’s place in world motorsport.

WRC
Jun 29, 2022
How Kalle Rovanpera tamed a wild WRC Safari Rally in Kenya Prime

How Kalle Rovanpera tamed a wild WRC Safari Rally in Kenya

The Safari Rally acted as a brutal test of driver and car resolve as multiple retirements opened the path for a historic Toyota 1-2-3-4 triumph, headed by star Kalle Rovanpera. But keeping things clean was only half of the challenge, as a well-timed charge when conditions worsened allowed the Finn to take control

WRC
Jun 27, 2022
How Tanak turned the tables to deliver Hyundai a timely WRC triumph Prime

How Tanak turned the tables to deliver Hyundai a timely WRC triumph

The 2019 champion has been a bit-part player recently, but Ott Tanak ended a 15-month drought in fine style with a dominant win in Sardinia. On a weekend when championship leader Kalle Rovanpera struggled with cleaning the road, his Hyundai rival has made his belated arrival into the title race and given cause for those predicting a walkover from the Toyota star to pause

WRC
Jun 6, 2022
The former WRC star playing the unsung hero role for Rovanpera Prime

The former WRC star playing the unsung hero role for Rovanpera

Kalle Rovanpera’s 2022 World Rally Championship displays have been spectacular, with the Toyota driver benefitting from a secret weapon in his crew to win two of the opening three rallies. But while the former challenger to Sebastien Loeb won’t take credit for his fellow Finn's performances, a key bond has been formed which could prove key to Rovanpera’s title charge

WRC
Apr 29, 2022
How Rovanpera's Croatia turnaround sent a message to his WRC rivals Prime

How Rovanpera's Croatia turnaround sent a message to his WRC rivals

After a dominating Rally Croatia, a wrong tyre choice on the final day looked to have undone all Kalle Rovanpera's hard work and left him with a mountain to climb heading into the power stage. That he emerged the winner all the same has surely quelled any lingering doubts that the Finn is the man to beat in the 2022 WRC

WRC
Apr 25, 2022
How M-Sport's faith in Loubet led to a WRC reprieve after a dismal 2021 Prime

How M-Sport's faith in Loubet led to a WRC reprieve after a dismal 2021

It's fair to say 2021 was a year to forget for Pierre-Louis Loubet. A maiden full World Rally Championship season offered hope but soon turned into a nightmare that ended in hospital, after being hit by a car in a road traffic accident. Now handed a lifeline by M-Sport, the Frenchman is desperate to rebuild his career

WRC
Apr 20, 2022
Why WRC mechanics deserve more respect Prime

Why WRC mechanics deserve more respect

The drivers get the glare of attention, but it’s the mechanics who are key to the operation of any World Rally Championship car. Motorsport.com donned a set of overalls and joined M-Sport on a Belgian national rally event to get an inside look into the life of a rally mechanic.

WRC
Apr 17, 2022
The African McRae aiming to become a WRC pioneer Prime

The African McRae aiming to become a WRC pioneer

Taking his first step into the Junior World Rally Championship category, McRae Kimathi - named after 1995 world champion Colin - found himself in the unfamiliar climes of Sweden's snow and ice. Having impressed, Kimathi hopes to blaze a trail to the top level of WRC and help other African drivers to step onto the ladder

WRC
Mar 8, 2022