Dani & Cándido.

Spaniard Dani Sordo begins his ninth season as a Hyundai Motorsport driver in 2022 alongside his new co-driver Cándido Carrera.

Sordo

Dani

Hyundai Motorsport driver Dani Sordo, 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 and reached three podiums in 2021.

    Recent highlights.

    2021

    Seven rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship
    Best result: 2nd overall (Rally de Portugal)
    Final classification: 6th

    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

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

    - Dani Sordo -

    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.

    Carrera

    Cándido

    Hyundai Motorsport co-driver Cándido Carrera.
    1. Birthday icon

      24 Mar 1980

      Birthday

    2. Place of birth icon

      Salvaterra de Miño (Galicia) in Spain

      Place of birth

    3. Nationality icon

      Spanish

      Nationality

      Career.

      A Spain Gravel champion with José Antonio Suárez in 2017, Cándido is a highly respected co-driver, especially in his home nation.

      The 41-year-old has experience in a variety of worldwide professional championships, including the FIA World Rally Championship, the FIA European Rally Championship and the International Rally Cup.

      Cándido has competed on the WRC circuit on 36 occasions and has scored two podiums – both in 2021 alongside Dani. He will be hoping to go one better in 2022 and take his first overall win.

      Recent highlights.

      2021

      Three rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship
      Best result: 3rd overall (Rally de Espana, Rally Monza)
      Final classification: 9th

      2020

      One round of the FIA European Rally Championship (RC2)

      2019

      One round of the FIA World Rally Championship (RC2)

      Hyundai motorsport co-driver Cándido Carrera sitting down during an interview.
      My motorsport idol is Luis Climent.

      - Cándido Carrera -

      Interests.

      Cycling, Travelling, Tennis, Kayaking

      Facts about Cándido.

      What is your ideal destination for a holiday?

      Azores in Portugal or Galicia in Spain

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

      Car mechanic

      What is your favourite food?

      Omelette and paella

      Describe yourself in 3 words:

      Persistent, simple and adaptable