FIA World Rally Championship

Dani Sordo to miss Rally Finland due to back injury

1 Mins read

Hyundai Motorsport’s Dani Sordo will miss Rally Finland due to a back injury, the team has confirmed.

The Spaniard was injured in testing last Friday, where he and his co-driver Marc Marti were involved in a high-speed accident. Sordo sustained a fissure fracture of a vertebra to which he is now discharged from the hospital and is recuperating at home in Spain.

Hyundai’s test driver Kevin Abbring and Seb Marshall take Sordo and Marti’s place for Rally Finland. Abbring and Marshall are competing in their third event of the season for the team, but Sordo will be back for Rallye Deutschland next month.

Team Principal Michel Nandan said Dani is recovering well from his injury and is making good progress. However, it is important that he recovers fully so we have made the mutual decision for him to miss Rally Finland.

“This will allow him to be at his best for Rallye Deutschland in mid-August. Kevin will take over the #20 car for this event and will join our rescheduled PET next week alongside Thierry and Hayden. After a detailed analysis of the car, we have identified the technical problem that led to Dani’s crash. The specific parts are under investigation and we have already taken steps to ensure there will be no repeat of the issue.

295 posts

About author
Third Year Birmingham City University Journalism student. I've been dedicating most of my life in motorsport to Formula One. I also have a keen passion for rallying and motorcycle racing.
Articles
Related posts
FIA World Rally ChampionshipIndyCarRace of Champions

Helio Castroneves, Benito Guerra Jr. form ROC Team Latin America

3 Mins read
For the 2022 Race of Champions, Team Latin America will be represented by reigning Indianapolis 500 winner Hélio Castroneves and World Rally Championship driver Benito Guerra Jr.
FIA World Rally Championship

Solberg and Sordo Confirmed to Share Third Car at Hyundai in 2022

2 Mins read
Oliver Solberg and Dani Sordo will be sharing the third Hyundai i20 N Rally1 car in next year alongside the full-time drivers Thierry Neuville and Ott Tänak
FIA World Rally Championship

Breen Signs Multi-Year Deal with M-Sport for 2022/23

3 Mins read
Creig Breen signs a multi-year deal with M-Sport Ford World Rally Team and it will be his first full-time seat in WRC in a long time