Rally Japan will not Sordo's last race in WRC

Dani Sordo admits that Rally Japan will not be his last event in World Rally Championship and hints that he may compete with Hyundai in at least five rallies next year.

The Spaniard driver had another partial programme with Hyundai Motorsport in 2023 which is set to end with Rally Japan this weekend, but his future in World Rally Championship remains unknown as he had stated earlier this year that he will decide his potential retirement from the sport at the end of this season. So far, the Alzenau-based team has confirmed Ott Tanak and Thierry Neuville as its regular drivers while Esapekka Lappi wants to spend more time with his family in 2024, thus Hyundai offered him a part-time contract for next year. Last but not least, Teemu Suninen's manager, Timo Jouhki, had stated that his driver has already signed a seven-rally programme with the Koreans for 2024, but it is up to Hyundai to decide who will share the third i20N with EP and if there will be a fourth car.

"For sure I will not finish here in Japan", Sordo said.

"It would be really sad for the spectators, my friends, my family to stop in Japan, on the other side of the world.

"For sure I don’t know what I will do next year but for sure I will try to do at least Portugal. 

"If it is my last year I don’t know, it would be so sad to finish here.

"I promised my mom they will see me drive again at least one time. 

"It will not finish here. 

"I’m sure if I ask Portugal I can do. 

"If I asked Hyundai if I can do Portugal with the test car or wherever, it will be OK.

"But let’s see. 

"I will try to do next year, four or five races".

Source: DirtFish.com

Photo Credits: Hyundai

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