Sordo takes second in Monte Carlo

Dani Sordo has secured second place for MINI at this year’s Rally Monte Carlo. The Spaniard grabbed his third podium for the team after today’s final 5.16 kilometre Powerstage.

The rally was eventually won by Citroen’s reigning champion Sebastien Loeb, who had been battling Ford’s Jari-Matti Latvala until the Finn crashed out – while leading the event – on Wednesday. Sordo fought off competition from the likes of Petter Solberg and Mikko Hirvonen, and was lucky to stay in the running after damaging his MINI John Cooper Works’s suspension following an argument with a bridge. Kris Meeke’s replacement Pierre Campana came home seventh in the other works MINI.

An honourable mention has to go to Volkswagen’s Sebastien Ogier, who had taken his Skoda Fabia S2000 up to an amazing fourth overall – before crashing out in spectacular style. His co-driver Julien Ingrassia suffered arm injuries, but vowed to be fit for next month’s Rally Sweden.

[Source: Autosport]

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