Dani & Borja.

Dani will welcome a new face alongside him in 2021, as he is joined by co-driver Borja Rozada in the i20 Coupe WRC.

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Dani

Hyundai Motorsport driver Dani Sardo, his signature and helmet.
  1. Birthday icon

    02 May 1983

    Birthday

  2. Place of birth icon

    Torrelavega in Spain

    Place of birth

  3. Nationality icon

    Spanish

    Nationality

    Career.

    Dani is arguably one of the most consistent performers in the WRC. His relaxed and outgoing nature has won him legions of fans – not just in his native Spain. His motorsport career began at the tender age of 12 when he started out in motocross and karting. He arrived on the WRC scene in 2003 and hasn’t looked back since. A WRC winner in Germany 2013, the Spanish sensation is one of the most trusted pairs of hands in the Championship.

    Dani joined our team at the end of 2013 and has become an integral part of our organisation. Having been part of our milestone 1-2 result in Rally Germany in 2014, Dani has gone onto secure many more podiums over the years. He took his first victory for our team in Sardinia 2019, which was a special moment for the popular Spaniard.

    He went on to once again win the Rally Italia Sardegna in 2020, securing Hyundai’s third consecutive victory at the event. When he’s not busy rallying, sport-loving Dani spends a lot of his time cycling.

    Recent highlights.

    2020

    Three rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship with Hyundai (3)
    Best result: 1st overall, Rally Italia Sardegna
    Final classification: 8th

    2019

    Several rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship with Hyundai (8)
    Best result: 1st overall, Rally Italia Sardegna
    Final classification: 8th

    2018

    Several rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship with Hyundai (7)
    Best result: 2nd overall, Rally Mexico, 3rd overall, Rally Argentina
    Final classification: 9th

    Close-up of Hyundai Motorsport driver Dani Sardo smiling
    My motorsport icon is Ayrton Senna.

    - Dani Sardo -

    Interests.

    Cycling is only second to rallying.

    Facts about Dani.

    What is your ideal destination for a holiday?

    I would like to go to New York and a warm place like the Seychelles.

    Which profession would you have chosen if you hadn’t become a rally driver?

    I would have joined the family business, as my parents were Shell oil distributers for the automotive business.

    What is your favourite food?

    I always enjoy a good pasta or a nice piece of meat, something you can find all over the world.

    Describe yourself in 3 words:

    Consistent, relaxed, sportive.

    Rozada

    Borja

    Hyundai Motorsport co-driver Borja Rozada.
    1. Birthday icon

      16 Sep 1981

      Birthday

    2. Place of birth icon

      Madrid, Spain

      Place of birth

    3. Nationality icon

      Spanish

      Nationality

      Career.

      Joining the team for the 2021 season as Dani’s new co-driver is Borja Rozada.

      The 39-year-old Spaniard made his WRC debut in 2007 at Rally de Portugal, and his CV boasts a wealth of rallying experience, from regional championships to appearances in S2000, WRC 2 and WRC.

      Borja has been a regular in Spanish gravel and tarmac series since 2002, winning the Desafino Peugeot España Championship with Alberto Monarri in 2008 and the FIA Production World Rally Championship with Benito Guerra in 2012. Further success followed in 2019, when Borja won the Spanish Tarmac and Super-Championship series with Pepe Lopez, and the pair went on to defend their titles in 2020.

      Recent highlights.

      2020

      All rounds of the Spanish Superchampionship (6)
      Best result: 1st overall, Rallye de Ferrol and Rallye de Tierra de Madrid
      Final classification: 1st
      All rounds of the Spanish Gravel Championship (3)
      Best result: 1st overall, Rallye de Tierra de Madrid
      Final classification: 2nd
      Two rounds of the Iberian Rally Trophy (2)
      Best result: 2nd overall, Rally Princesa de Asturias – Ciudad de Ovideo
      Final classification: 1st

      2019

      Several rounds of the Spanish Superchampionship (7)
      Best result: 1st overall, Rally Islas Canarias, Rally de Ourense, Rally Comunidad de Madrid
      Final classification: 1st
      Several rounds of the Spanish Championship (10)
      Best result: 1st overall, Rallye Sierra Morena, Rally Islas Canarias, Rallye de Ourense, Rallye de Ferrol, Rallye Villa de Llanes, Rallye La Nucía-Mediterráneo
      Final classification: 1st
      One round of the Spanish Gravel Championship (1)
      Best result: 1st overall, Rally Islas Canarias
      Final classification: 9th
      Several rounds of the Spanish Gravel Championship (4)
      Best result: 2nd overall, Rally de Tierra Circuito de Navarra, Rally Terra da Auga, Rallye de Tierra Ciudad de Astorga
      Final classification: 6th

      2018

      Two rounds of the Spanish Championship (2)
      Best result: 1st overall, Rallye de Ferrol
      Final classification: 20th
      Two rounds of the Spanish Gravel Championship (2)
      Best result: 21st overall, Rallye Ciudad de Granada
      Final classification: 72nd
      Several rounds of the World Rally Championship 2 (5)
      Best result: 6th in class, Rally Italia Sardinia, Rally Finland
      Final classification: 19th

      Hyundai Motorsport co-driver Borja Rozada.
      My motorsport idols are Carlos Sainz/Luis Moya as a crew, I grew up watching them on TV and I have always wanted to achieve their level.

      - Borja Rozada -

      Interests.

      Going to the cinema, watching TV shows, and dinner with good friends. I also enjoy spending time with my nephews playing silly games.
      I used to make car models when I was a child so now I’m really lucky to play with a full scale version!

      Facts about Borja.

      What is your ideal destination for a holiday?

      Asturias, in the north of Spain, is where my mother spent her childhood. I’ve visited every year since I was born; there’s amazing food, all kinds of landscapes (mountains, beaches, forest, etc…) and the people are very nice and friendly.

      Which profession would you have chosen if you hadn’t become a rally driver?

      Most likely something related to vehicles, like a mechanic. Being around cars and fuel is my passion.

      What is your favourite food?

      Spanish food, especially Mediterranean style, but I also really enjoy a good piece of meat or some Italian food – pizza made in a classic oven, for example.

      Describe yourself in 3 words:

      Perseverant. Organized. Sarcastic.