Dani Sordo says he is looking to try and close the gap to Mikko Hirvonen in the World Rally Championship heading into the fifth round of the year in Argentina this weekend.

Citroen driver Sordo picked up his second podium finish of the season last time out in Portugal, and trails Ford's Hirvonen by seven points heading to South America.

While aware that his main role within the team is to support multipe-champion Sebastien Loeb and pick up as many manufacturer points as possible, Sordo said he was keen to try and close the gap to Hirvonen in the drivers' standings on an event he said should be one of the best of the year.

"Rally Argentina is a great event," he said. "The stages are really interesting, both for the crews and the spectators, with great roads and some breathtaking landscapes. The stages are very varied, too. There are portions which are fast and wide, while others are much narrower. I sincerely believe that this is one of the finest rallies of the year. The atmosphere and fervour are unique. I would like to finish on the podium again and I intend to take the fight to
Mikko Hirvonen.

"My job is to score points for the team. Citroen is 24 points clear at the top of the Manufacturers' standings at the moment. That's good, but there's still a long way to go and we must continue to try to build up a lead. Sebastien already enjoys a big cushion in the drivers' points table, and I'm not far behind Mikko. He is driving very consistently, but I intend to try to close the gap with him.

"Our objective will be the same as it has been on recent events, and that will be to score as many Manufacturers' points as we can for Citroen."


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