Hyundai Motorsport‘s Dani Sordo comes into the penultimate round of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship, Wales Rally GB, on a great run of form. The Spaniard and his co-driver Marc Martí took second in Germany earlier in the season and their home round in Spain and come to Wales looking to secure their first podium finish on the iconic event since 2009.
Like his team-mates Sordo completed a pre-event gravel test in his Hyundai i20 WRC in preparation for the rally and with the conditions capable of constant change the Spaniard is confident with his pre-event set up.
“If it rains a lot, the conditions can get very muddy and slippery.” said Sordo, “I feel that we are well prepared with our car for this event. It offers good grip, so often it can be very enjoyable to drive in the wetter conditions.
“As always, I’ll try my best to compete near the front. We had an incredible rally in Spain – and it was fantastic to be in a fight for the victory. I will carry those feelings onto Wales and see what we can achieve.”
Sordo has had a good season so far with only one retirement from 10 starts and is only 16 points behind the runners up spot in the championship with two rounds to go. Momentum could be the key in the battle for second place in the series standings.
The stage action for Wales Rally GB gets underway on Friday 28 October, starting with the 32km Myherin, and runs right up until Sunday 30 October with the Brenig Power Stage bringing the event to a conclusion.