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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