DECISION NEXT WEEK ON INJURED SORDO’S FINLAND ENTRY

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DECISION NEXT WEEK ON INJURED SORDO’S FINLAND ENTRY

HYUNDAI will decide by early next week if its injured driver Dani Sordo will contest the next round of the FIA World Rally Championship, Neste Oil Rally Finland.

Sordo suffered a broken vertebra in a heavy crash during pre-event testing in Finland last Friday.

It has been reported a failed suspension arm on Dani Sordo’s i20 WRC caused the crash.

A team statement today said Sordo and co-driver Marc Marti were able to exit the wreck themselves, but went to hospital for assessments. Sordo remained overnight and then returned to his Spanish home, where he’s recuperating.

The car has been returned to team HQ near Frankfurt and testing for fellow drivers Thierry Neuville and Hayden Paddon has been re-scheduled for 22-25 July.

If Sordo does not recover in time, number four driver Kevin Abbring could take his place in Finland.