After 17 seasons competing at the highest level of the World rally, the Spanish Dani sordo confirmed that in 2022 will dispute his last tournament in the specialty.
The 38-year-old Iberian will say goodbye competing for the official Hyundai team, as in recent years and alternating in command of a third car with the young Swede Oliver solberg.
"The next will be my last season", Deaf confirmed to the Spanish newspaper AS in the preview of Rally of Spain, penultimate date of the 2021 championship that will be played this weekend.
Sordo did not provide details of his future plans, but everything indicates that he will remain in the South Korean team as a sports advisor, a role that he will fulfill next year while he is not competing since it was confirmed that in those races he will supervise Solberg.
Winner of three competitions in 173 presentations Since 2006, Sordo will have the possibility to test in his last active year the Rally1, the hybrid vehicles that will replace the current WRCs.
“The current cars are very good. The new ones will be as well, but it will be difficult to beat those of now, which have been the Group B of the time. It's a shame to say goodbye to them… They are the fastest cars with the best cornering I've ever driven, but I liked the feeling of cars like the Xsara better, which moved more, with a more natural handling ”, analyzed.