MINI : Dani Sordo signs for WRC Team

Clive Goldthorp

MINI UK has announced that 27 year old Spaniard, Dani Sordo, will join Kris Meeke in the Prodrive-run MINI WRC Team for this year’s World Rally Championship.

Sordo, who tested for the MINI WRC Team last November, and Meeke are expected to compete in at least six World Rally Championship events this season – Sordo had reportedly been holding out for a full-season offer from Ford but now says: “There has been a great deal of excitement surrounding MINI’s return to the WRC, so to be part of this new team is a fantastic opportunity for me.

“I’m sure MINI has a big future in the sport. I’m looking forward to working with Kris Meeke, having completed a very successful test with him in Sardinia last November.”

Prodrive’s Chairman, David Richards, commented: “Dani may only be 27, but he is already one of the most experienced drivers in the WRC and has been competing at the very highest level for the last five years.

“I believe with the new MINI WRC and in the right environment, he can now take the next step and add to his 29 podiums with victories on WRC events and become a challenger for a WRC title.”

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Clive Goldthorp

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Clive claims that his interest in the BMC>MG story dates back to his childhood in the 1960s when the family’s garage premises were leased to a tenant with an Austin agency. However, back in the 1920s and 1930s, his grandmother was one of the country’s first female Garage Proprietors so cars probably run in his genes! Admits to affairs with Alfa Romeos, but has more recently owned an 06/06 MG TF 135 and then a 15/64 MG3 Style… Clive, who was AROnline’s News Editor for nearly four years, stood down from that role in order to devote more time to various Motor Racing projects but still contributes articles on as regular basis as his other commitments permit.

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