Dani Sordo looks ahead to round seven of the World Rally Championship in Sardinia this week and talks about his podium success last time around on a typically tough Acropolis Rally.

Q:
Dani, were you pleased to have finished as runner-up at the Acropolis Rally?

Dani Sordo:
Yes, I really needed this kind of result. After a bit of a crazy first stage, I found myself in a good position. Insofar as Mikko had ran into problems, the team asked me to control my pace. I raced for the rest of the rally with this in mind and we were pleased to get back onto the podium and pick up good points for both championships! It was important, first and foremost, to secure this second place, before then aiming higher.

Q:
Are you therefore aiming to win in Sardinia?

Dani Sordo:
On paper, it's my kind of rally. I like it when the car, the tyres and the surface combine to give you a good level of grip. We have done quite a lot of work on this with the team. After Portugal and Greece, Sardinia provides us with a chance to confirm the progress we have made. But before thinking about winning, you need to produce the perfect performance and get through several stages: feel confident with the car, set a good time in qualifying to have the best possible starting position, put together a series of stages without any mistakes, etc.

Q:
Among the current crop of WRC drivers, you are the most popular on the various social media. Do you know where this popularity stems from?

Dani Sordo:
I try to share little bits of my life with my fans, at rallies and elsewhere. You're right, there are a lot of people who follow me on Facebook and Twitter. Sometimes, I am quite surprised by how much interest can be generated by a simple photo! In order for my contributions to remain spontaneous, I express myself mainly in my native language and that is very much appreciated by the Spanish-speaking community throughout the world.