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Dani Sordo 5th In Voting For World Rally Driver Of The Year

www.crash.net advises that MINI WRC driver Dani Sordo came in fifth for World Rally Driver Of The Year based on reader's votes.  It characterizes Sordo -
After being dropped by Citroen at the end of 2010, Dani Sordo had a point to prove this year and prove it he did.

Indeed despite only taking in six events, ahead of MINI gearing up for a more comprehensive programme in 2012, Sordo shined. He scored first time out with the John Cooper Works car in Sardinia (when he was sixth). He then took the first podium with the car in Germany (in only its third event and first on asphalt), before almost winning in France - ending up just 6.3 seconds off the lead. He was fourth in Spain too.

His only low's came in Wales (when he went off the road in SS5) and in Finland, when he had to retire on the final day after his car started to overheat. He had been running 7th overall.

Still, overall it was a very good season for the 2005 JWRC champion and you gave him an average mark of 7.27 out of ten, placing him fifth in Crash.net's World Rally Driver of the Year vote.