Dani Sordo is aiming for the rostrum at Rally Argentina and says the South American event a 'special' race to the Spaniard.

The Hyundai Shell World Rally team driver says he enjoys the testing conditions of Argentina and it is an event which holds fond memories for the 31-year-old.

"Argentina is a rally I enjoy a lot," Sordo said. "I have competed there many times and it's one of the best events in the championship. It can be very unpredictable but I feel ready. I also feel at home in Argentina because everyone speaks Spanish, which makes it a special rally for me."

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Sordo has notched up two podium appearances in Argentina while driving for Citroen, a third place in 2008 followed up by a second place in 2009, and is hoping to make a return in his Hyundai i20 WRC machine this year.

"We saw last year that the roads were a bit broken up with a lot of loose stones so it was a hard rally for the cars," he explained. "This year it will be the same because of the recent floods. There are also narrow roads where it is very easy to break a wheel on a stone. A podium finish is my target and I will try to do my best to achieve this."

Sordo is seventh in the WRC drivers' standings despite missing the second round in Sweden after breaking two ribs while training in Spain. He was able to recover sufficiently to race in Mexico, where he notched up his best result of the season in the shape of fifth place and top Hyundai driver.

It has been an underwhelming WRC campaign for Hyundai Motorsport so far and is yet to grace the podium in 2015.