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Sordo insists: I am happy with second spot.

Dani Sordo is adamant that he wasn't too disappointed to have to settle for the runners-up spot on his home round of the World Rally Championship - the Rally Catalunya, last weekend.

Sordo eventually finished 24.9 seconds behind his team-mate, Sebastien Loeb and while he only won one stage - on the final day, when he set the pace in SS15 - he was the only one that got anywhere near the four-time world champion on the opening day.

Indeed in the end he was second in every single stage on Friday and in total he posted top-three times on all 18 stages - bar three, beating Mikko Hirvonen, who was gifted third at the end by over 30 seconds.

"It is a pity I could not get the victory at home. But this is our third consecutive silver medal on our home round - and the third time we have contributed to a one-two finish here for Citroen. I would obviously love to win this event one day, but I am happy with today's outcome," Sordo maintained.

"It was a superb weekend for us, and there was much less corner-cutting this time round compared with previous years.

"We profited from Friday's run to make some set-up changes to adapt the car to our tyres and I then fell into a quick but safe rhythm which enabled us to defend second spot.

"Our C4 was awesomely competitive all the way to the finish and monopolising the top two positions today is a great reward for everyone in the team. It has enabled Citroën to close in on the title and we will do all we can to reproduce the same result in Ajaccio next weekend."

So what can he do on the Rallye de France-Tour de Corse?

"We were as fast as we could throughout this rally and the only reason that stopped us from winning was having Sebastien in front. He's a very fast driver that has once again proved his talent," Dani continued. "We needed a little more time than Sebastien to adapt to the Pirelli tyres. I hope I'll be able to get closer in Corsica.

"I will try and go faster there. I like the roads in Corsica. They are twister, there's more grip and it's more technical. I have confidence with the new tyres now - they worked really well here. We'll see what happens next weekend."


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