WRC Rally Finland: Sordo off in SS15

Dani Sordo slips down from sixth overall to 13th on Rally Finland after going off into a ditch in SS15
Hyundai's Dani Sordo has lost time on Rally Finland after going off and getting stuck in a ditch in SS15.

Sordo, who had been running sixth overall, only 5.9s behind team-mate, Thierry Neuville, made a mistake 5.2 km into the 13.84 km Mokkipera test 2, but was able to rejoin after help from some spectators. The Spaniard, however, lost over 5 minutes as a result, and now drops to 13th overall – more than 90 seconds off a place in the top-ten.

"We missed the line and went into a ditch,” Sordo told the official WRC site after getting to the end of SS15. “We tried to drive out but ended up losing a lot of time.”

Speaking after going eighth quickest in the following stage, SS16, Sordo added: “We made a mistake on the previous stage and now we're fighting for nothing, so we take no risks.

“The bottom of the car just touched the ground in the last test and the car jumped off the road.”

by Rob Wilkins

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Dani Sordo (ESP) Marc Marti (ES), Hyundai I20 WRC, Hyundai Motorsport

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