Articles tagged Dani Sordo

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Goodwood Festival of Speed

Bigger than ever and glorious as always, the 22nd Festival was significantly more competitive than in recent years. The supercar shoot-out proved hugely popular with the enormous crowd, and Sébastien Loeb’s record attempt in the Pikes Peak Peugeot 208 T16 had fans cheering all the way. The nine-time world rally champion took fastest time of the weekend, but was still three seconds away from Nick...

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Events of the Month

Daytona 500 Rarely does the Daytona 500 provide much in the way of predictions about the outcome of NASCAR's 36-round Sprint Cup championship. Run with power-sapping `restrictor plates', which keep the cars jammed together in a giant slipstreaming pack, the 500 is more a lottery than a motor race. Typically, there are more than a few multi-car accidents which inevitably eliminate some of the...

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Portugal gets first RoC regional final

Portugal is to stage the first Race of Champions Regional Final at the home of FC Porto. With an increasing number of countries wanting to enter the Nations Cup in Beijing, organisers of the event have decided to hold regional finals. The first of these, for southern Europe, will pit Spain, Portugal, Italy and Monaco against each other on June 6/7. An asphalt course will be built inside the...

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Wales Rally GB

Cardiff, Wales What should have been the ultimate title showdown became a tale of two broken radiators when the fight for the 2011 World Rally Championship reached its climax on Wales Rally GB in mid-November. Citroën’s Sébastien Loeb arrived in the principality eight points to the good in his quest for an eighth world crown. Mikko Hirvonen, conversely, had it all to do in his efforts to become...

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Events of the Month

Daytona 24 Hours: Florida, USA Chip Ganassi's Grand-Am team has taken willful possession of Daytona's Rolex 24 Hours in recent years. Ganassi's team has won five of the last eight 24-hour races at Daytona, a pretty impressive record, and Chip's lead Daytona Prototype driver Scott Pruett has dominated the Grand-Am series, winning the last three championships in a row. This year, as always, Ganassi...

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Monte Carlo Rally

Citroen's Sebastien Loeb racked up his 68th career victory and his sixth win on the Monte Carlo Rally, underlining his status as the most successful driver in the event's 80-year history. Having been absent from the WRC calendar for the past three years (offer joining the rival Intercontinental Rally Challenge) Monte Carlo made a triumphant return with a marathon five-day long itinerary. One of...

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Meeke left on the sidelines by budget shortfall

Kris Meeke is unsure when he will make his next appearance in the World Rally Championship amid the financial woes currently engulfing the factory MINI team. The Northern Irish driver had been expected to line up alongside Spaniard Dani Sordo on all 13 rounds of this year’s WRC, but a lack of funding means that he’s lost his seat at the Prodrive-run squad until more sponsorship is found. MINI,...

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The Motor Sport Month - Rallying News

Sordo to strengthen Mini line-upThe MINI WRC Team has announced that ex-Citroen factory pilot Dani Sordo will join 2009 IRC champion Kris Meeke as a driver at the new squad. Sordo drove for the works Citroen team for four seasons alongside seven-time World Champion Sebastien Loeb, and despite being only 27 is one of the more experienced drivers in the WRC. "There has been a lot of excitement...

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Events of the month

Wales Rally GB Not so much an event of the month, this, as one of the finest of 2013. Its success, though, was founded on the clamour surrounding the stages rather than anything that happened within. A move to rallying's North and Mid-Welsh heartland generated a bumper crowd and a vibrant atmosphere, with numbers being such that spectators occasionally had to be turned away. World champion...

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WRC Acropolis

Volkswagen added victory on the Acropolis Rally – the WRC’s roughest and toughest event – to its impressive roster of wins at the start of June, but this time it wasn’t runaway championship leader Sébastien Ogier on top. With Ogier out of contention after a connection to his Polo R WRC’s fuel pump worked loose on the opening stage, team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala triumphed 10 years after making his...

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