Hyundai's Dani Sordo says he will take a "lot of positives" from Rally Argentina after fighting his way back to fifth.

Sordo, who started the final day in eighth, lost time with power steering problems on Friday morning - dropping him from second to sixth - and then after getting back to fourth, was forced out in the last stage on Saturday due to electrical issues.

However, he rejoined on Sunday under Rally 2 and posted two second quickest times in his Hyundai i20 WRC to vault Khalid Al Qassimi and then capitalise when Jari-Matti Latvala and team-mate Thierry Neuville both fell by the wayside. His second best time in the Power Stage also netted him two bonus points.

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"It has been a very tough event for everyone so I am pleased that we have been able to finish Rally Argentina with some good points for the Manufacturers' classification," Sordo said.

"After the disappointment of finishing early on Saturday, we were back on the pace in the two El Condor stages on Sunday morning, finishing second on both runs. That allowed us to pick up some Power Stage points as well, which is a nice bonus!

"The team has done a great job this weekend. We had some mechanical issues at times but I feel that we drove well and set some good times. We can take a lot of positives from this as we prepare for the next event, Rally Portugal."