And talks water-splashes
CitroŽn driver Dani Sordo is heading to Argentina this week for the sixth round of the WRC.
After climbing up to an offical third-place finish in the last race following the penalties imposed on the Ford cars, the Spaniard reflects on Portugal,
enthuses about upcoming Argentina, and gives water-splashing tips...
What is your analysis of your performance in Portugal?
Despite my two previous visits to Portugal, I found that my pacenotes lacked precision. On a number of occasions I found myself driving more from memory than as a function of the notes Marc was calling out to me. Everyone agrees that it was a complex event. I am still learning and, at the end of the day, the result wasn't bad for CitroŽn, although the standings were only finalised after the finish.
Is Rally Argentina an event you enjoy?
For a start, it's always nice to compete in a country where they speak Spanish! The atmosphere is always first class, the people are very hospitable and the girls are really beautiful. The stages are very varied and are consequently interesting.
We will also contest a super-special in the River Plate Stadium where I imagine there will be a big crowd. Along with CitroŽn, we will see how the C4 WRC copes with the numerous water-splashes.
What is the best way to tackle the water-splashes?
I don't know if there is a 'best way'. During recce, we will look to see how deep the water is and what the state of the river bed is. When you come across them for the first time in anger, it's best not to attempt to take them flat out. The width of the crossing is an important factor. If they are short, then you are only in the water for a short time so you don't have to slow down too much. During the longer water-splashes, it can feel as though you're surfing and it is more difficult to control the car.
Source Citroen Sport