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WRC Rallye Deutschland: Sordo closing on 2017 WRC deal?

Dani Sordo: I hope to be back in the same position in every rally next year. We will be able to see very soon...
Dani Sordo says he hopes to be in a position to confirm his plans for 2017 in the next “couple of weeks”.

Sordo has been with Hyundai now since 2014, and his current two-year deal expires at the end of this season.

Asked if he feels under pressure going into the second half of the year, and if he knows where he is going in 2017, Sordo replied: “I will try to do my best for myself and for the team. After that, we see what happens.

“I hope to be back in the same position in every rally next year. We will be able to see very soon. Maybe in the next couple of weeks.”

Currently Hyundai only has Hayden Paddon confirmed for next year, with Thierry Neuville recently linked to a return to Citroen.

Sordo currently sits seventh in the Drivers' Championship, having taking points in every event this year until he suffered his first DNF of the season on Rally Poland at the start of last month. The Spaniard then missed the last event in Finland, after fracturing a vertebra following a big crash in testing for that round. However he returns this weekend for Rallye Deutschland and is eager to fight at the front.

“I am fit now, so I am ready to fight in this rally. It is an event that I like. It is much fun to drive in the vineyards and the military area. I think that it will be a very nice weekend,” noted the Spaniard, who won the event back in 2013.

Pressed on if he can actually win this weekend, he added: “Of course, many drivers will try to win and it will be difficult, but if we can fight for victory it will be very nice.

"I am sure that Séb [Ogier] and all the others will be doing their very best, as always. It is a rally though that provides many possibilities. Normally, the weather is changing a lot as well, which can make the tyre choice very difficult. It is an interesting rally.”
by Rob Wilkins



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