Dani Sordo leads the Spanish ‘armada’ in Salou

The great party of timed sections arrives. The Rally of Spain, the penultimate round of the World Championship, will thrill the thousands of fans who year after year pack the gutters of Tarragona’s roads. An appointment in which Dani Sordo has won nine podiums (5 second places and 4 third places) and he will once again be the standard-bearer of the ‘Spanish Navy’. The Cantabrian will fight again for victory against his ‘parishioners’.

And he will not be the only Spaniard to receive the affection of his own, since in this edition of the Catalan event, which starts on Thursday and ends on Sunday, many compete who want to shine against the elite of the World Cup. This is the case of Pepe López, Jan Solans or Alejandro Cachón, who will seek glory in the WRC2 category. Efrén Llarena will also show off his recently won European title, since the Salou event will be the last round of the continental competition. In it, Óscar Palomo will play for the junior title and Xevi Pons will return to competition.

With the drivers’ title already in the hands of Kalle Rovanpera, The interest of the last two tests of the year will focus on the fight for the manufacturers’ crown. Although Toyota has a huge advantage, Hyundai still has mathematical chances. In addition to Sordo, who has been on the podium in his last 5 participations in the World Cup, the Koreans have in their ranks the winner of the last two editions, Thierry Neuville, and with the last winner on asphalt in Ypres, Ott Tanak, so they will surely go all out against the Yaris, who will once again have Sebastian Ogier, three times winner in Salou, among its ranks.

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The registration of 111 participants has also been achieved thanks to the inclusion of this test in different promotional formulas: Toyota GR Iberian Cup, Peugeot Rally Cup Ibérica, Suzuki Cup and Volant RACC. A great opportunity for them to rub shoulders on the same roads with the best volantistas in the world.

Drivers’ World Cup

1. Kalle Rovanpera, 237 points

2. Ott Tanak, 173

3. Thierry Neuville, 144

4. Elfyn Evans, 116

5. Takamoto Katsuta, 100

9. Dani Sordo, 49

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