Dani Sordo and Carlos del Barrio achieved a memorable victory at the Sardinia rally in Italy, almost 10 seconds ahead of the almighty Sebastien Ogier. The Cantabrian and his co-pilot added his third win in a WRC round, second in a row in this rally that he is holding hands with, which is a great success for the Hyundai rider.
— WRC – FIA World Rally Championship (@OfficialWRC) October 11, 2020
This milestone for the Spanish duo takes place in a very tough weekend for rallies. On Saturday the death of the young woman was confirmed Laura Salvo, a co-driver of only 21 years old who was very loved on the rally scene in Spain. The tragedy flooded the networks of support messages, especially from the field of this automobile specialty.
Dani Sordo himself dedicated a video to him before Friday’s session, in which he expressed his condolences to family and friends.
😢 My condolences to Laura Salvo’s family and friends.
Will always remember you! Rest in peace, champion. 🖤 pic.twitter.com/XRUauZUGQU
– Dani Sordo (aniDaniSordo) October 10, 2020
Perhaps driven by trying to achieve a victory for her, Sordo went out on Sunday to the last day to complete the remaining stages in the spirit of trying to maintain first place.
With great emotion, Sordo and del Barrio reached the finish line with one idea in mind: that the name of Laura Salvo was present in your success. As has shown Surhayén Pernía, also a Hyundai driver and WRC technician for the team, that wish was fulfilled: at the rear of the i20, it looked on the dust of the track the name of the deceased co-pilot and a heart.