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Christopher Bruce2012-11-15 17:55:26

Dani Sordo Will Rejoin Citroën WRC Team Next Season

 
 
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Sordo drove for the Mini WRC team the last two years

Dani Sordo has signed with the CitroënCitroënCitroënFrance, 1919 > present94 models
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WRC team for the 2013 season to bring him back to the team for the first time since 2010. For the last two seasons Sordo has been driving for the MinI WRCMINI WRCMINI (BMW) MINI WRCGermany, 2010 > present12 photos
team, which will not participate as a factory effort next year. 

Sordo raced with Citroën from 2005 to 2010 and was third place in the WRC Drivers' Championship in 2008 and 2009. Sordo started his international rallying career at the Spanish round of the WRC in 2003.

“We took our time in assessing the potential of the drivers available to line up alongside Mikko Hirvonen next season. Obviously, Dani was very high on our shortlist and his performances at the Rally de Espana proved that he can still perform at the very highest level,” said Yves Matton, Citroën Racing Team Principal.

Sordo says that the team was his first choice to drive for next season. He says that he learned a lot while at Mini because he was part of the 2011 development year, and he had a larger responsibility at the team. He wants to bring those skills back to Citroën. 

 I am still looking for my first win in the WRC and I am determined to secure it next season! I can’t wait to see the people I know again and get back behind the wheel of the DS3 WRCDS3 WRCDS DS3 WRCFrance, 2010 > present10 photos
," said Sordo. 

His first big opportunity came in 2005 when Citroën's customer racing manager gave him a C2C2Citroën C2France, 2003 > present10 versions
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Super 1600 car for a few rounds of the season to test his mettle. His best finish was 12th overall at the 2005 Rally Catalunya, and he won the J-WRC championship He drove a privateer Xsara WRCXsara T4 WRCCitroën Xsara T4 WRCFrance, 2003 > present4 photos
in 2006 to take fifth in the drivers' championship and became a factory Citroën driver in 2007. He has raced in 80 of his 98 WRC rallies in a Citroën. 

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DS3 WRCDS3 WRC
Engine
Straight 4
Displacement
98 cu in
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Transmission
6, sequential manual
Maximum power
300 hp
Type
Hatchback
Fuel
Petrol
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