Dani Sordo will be able to score IRC points on the Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse this weekend, it has been confirmed.
“In view of MINI's intention to register as an official Intercontinental Rally Challenge manufacturer, Eurosport Events, the promoter of the IRC, has sought a waiver to amend its sporting regulations to allow Dani Sordo and Carlos del Barrio to score points in the IRC drivers' and co-drivers' classifications respectively on Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse,” explained statement to the media.
“Crews using MINI's John Cooper Works Super 2000 will be able to score IRC points on future rounds of the IRC once MINI has confirmed its registration.
"At such time, MINI will become eligible for IRC manufacturer points as well.”
Sordo will drive an upgraded version of the MINI S2000 car in Corsica, which features 1.6-litre turbocharged engine with a 30mm air restrictor. The changes, overseen by car developer Prodrive, include a new induction system, electric water pump and engine mapping.
The MINI that Sordo is using in Corsica is owned by Drive-Pro and run by SMG Motorsport with engineering support from Prodrive.
The event in Corsica begins today, running from May 10-12 and covers a competitive distance of 318.23km over 14 stages.