Top 10 World Rally drivers of 2010: Fifth

Dani Sordo takes fifth place in Crash.net's 2010 top ten World Rally drivers, even though he has still to take a win at the top level.
5 – Dani Sordo

Fifth spot goes to Dani Sordo for his role in helping Citroen win the manufacturers' championship again.

He managed points in eleven of the 13 events and while his year got off to a bit of a slow start, he re-found some of his form after taking third in Portugal and then second in Bulgaria.

He also opted to change his co-driver after Finland, ditching Marc Marti for Diego Vallejo, a brave move - especially after Citroen elected to promote Sebastien Ogier to the Citroen 'A' team for the gravel events in the second half of the season.

That was big blow for the Spaniard and the news only got worse when Ogier 'nicked' his place for 2011, something Citroen confirmed at the end of July.

Sordo kept pushing though and made the most of the asphalt events in the second part of the year to end 2010 on a relative high with three more podiums in Germany, France and Spain.

His plans for 2011 have still to be confirmed - although in recent weeks Mini has emerged as a strong possibility.

Statistics – Dani Sordo:

Team: Citroen Total World Rally Team / Citroen Junior Team*
Car: Citroen C4 WRC

Championship position: 5th
Points: 150

Events: 13 (out of 13)
Victories: 0
Podiums: 5
Stages wins: 25
Best result: 2nd (Bulgaria, Germany and France)
Points finishes: 11

* Did three events as part of the Citroen Junior Team

Crash.net's Top 10 World Rally drivers' of 2010:
5. Dani Sordo
6. Mikko Hirvonen
7. Juho Hanninen (Wild Card)
8. Kimi Raikkonen
9. Armindo Araujo (Wild Card)
10. Xavier Pons (Wild Card)

Honourable mention: Aaron Burkart (for winning the J-WRC – just!)

What do you think of Crash.net's Top 10 World Rally drivers' for 2010? Why not post a comment now and give us your thoughts.

Also look out for our poll coming soon where you can vote on who you think was the best in 2010...

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Dani Sordo (ESP) Diego Vallejo (ESP), Citroen C4 Citroën Total World Rally Team
Dani Sordo (ESP) Diego Vallejo (ESP), Citroen C4 Citroën Total World Rally Team
Dani Sordo (ESP) Diego Vallejo (ESP), Citroen C4 Citroën Total World Rally Team
Dani Sordo (ESP) Diego Vallejo (ESP), Citroen C4 Citroën Total World Rally Team
Podium, Dani Sordo (ESP) Diego Vallejo (ESP), Citroen C4 Citroën Total World Rally Team
Dani Sordo (ESP), Citroen C4 Citroën Total World Rally Team

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Chris - Unregistered

November 24, 2010 2:28 PM

Would be nice to see Sordo in a Mini. On another note, still no sign in Crash's Top 10 of the gravy train from Cumbria our very own driving glacier, Hapless Wilson. This season Hapless managed one (1) 5th place which was rubbish even compared to his own lowly standards. In 2009, with one less event, Hapless managed a wonderful three 5th place finishes. After 7 years (5 full seasons) no one can seriously say this buffoon deserves to drive a golf buggy let alone a WRC.

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