Dani Sordo extends Hyundai contract till end of 2018 WRC season


Hyundai Motorsport driver Dani Sordo has extended his deal with the Alzenau-based team for a further two years till the end of the 2018 World Rally Championship season.

The Spaniard, who has claimed three podiums in the 2016 WRC season, has played a crucial part in the development of the team since its début in 2014.

Sordo, along with co-driver Marc Martí were part of Hyundai’s historic 1-2 finish at Rallye Deutschland 2014 where Belgium’s Thierry Neuville claimed Hyundai’s first-ever WRC win there.

Sordo said after extending his deal with Hyundai “Hyundai Motorsport has become like a family to me, so I am pleased to extend my contract for two more seasons. I have had the pleasure of seeing and helping this young team grow into real contenders in just a few years and I am really excited to see where we can develop into the future, especially with the new regulations.

“My aim is to fight for WRC wins and podiums on a regular basis, and I know that is a realistic goal with this team. We’ve had our most successful season to date in 2016 but I know that there is so much more to come this season – and beyond.”

Hyundai Motorsport Team Principal Michel Nandan added “We are delighted to continue our relationship with Dani as we look to build further on our inaugural years in the WRC. Since we joined the Championship back in 2014, Dani has been an essential member of our team.

“He is motivated and consistent, helping us to develop both on and off rallies. We have shared many happy memories together, including their excellent result at the weekend. We can now look forward to even more positive progress in the future.”