Dani Sordo was born in 1983, in Spain, and has since emerged as one of the most exciting driving talents in the WRC standings today. Mentored by the great Carlos Sainz, Sordo has truly delivered at every stage and whenever the situation has demanded it. Sainz has really helped Sordo on his way to the WRC level, in fact, Marc Marti, Sainz’s co-driver, is now the co-driver to Sordo himself.
Like many others in his trade, Sordo started off his career in Motocross. After immense success on off-road bikes, karting and touring cars, he turned to rallying in 2001, mostly concentrating on the Spanish national events. His World Rally Championship debut came in 2003 when he drove a Group N Mitsubishi Lancer on his home soil. In 2004, Sordo decided to shift focus again and began concentrating his efforts on the Spanish national title in the Junior category. After winning the title, he moved up to the Junior World Rally Championships and took the overall title along with the Spanish national title as well, in 2005.
Things were getting busier for the Spaniard and under the watchful eye of Sainz, he steped onto the topmost level of the World Rally Championships in 2006. He became part of the Kronos Total Citroen team and drove the third Xsara WRC put out for him. His three podium place finishes in Corsica, Spain and Germany, along with other extremely solid results on the gravel events led Citroen to hand him the second driver’s seat, next to World Champion Sebastien Loeb. He was now in the place his mentor had been at - behind the wheel of a Citroen C4 WRC and second driver to a 4 time world champion.
Sordo has demonstrated the ability to dominate the rounds on tarmac, so much so, that he is touted to give even Loeb a run for his money, especially in Spain. A relatively young driver, Sordo is still looking for that elusive first victory and maybe, 2008 might just be the season for the Spaniard to come to the fore.