Daniel Sola

Daniel Sola

Spain (E)

 

CAREER PROFILE

1996: Started rallying with Peugeot 205

1997: His WRC debut in Spain with Peugeot 

1998: Drives with Peugeot

1999: Drives with Peugeot and SEAT

2001: Drives with SEAT

2002: Drives with Citroen, Mitsubishi and SEAT, Junior World Champion

2003: Drives with Mitsubishi and Citroen

2004: Contract with Mitsubishi, 6th in Catalunya

2005: Drives Ford

 

 

 

 

Date of Birth:
3/1/1975 at Vic

Marital status:
Single

Hobbies:
mountain biking, 

World Drivers' Champion:
Not yet

Entries of WRC Events

Daniel Sola made his career debut in the Volant RACC Championship in 1996 driving Peugeot 205 Rally. In 1997 he took the third position in the Volant RACC-Desafío Peugeot Championship after scoring a one victory. In 1998 he was the winner of the Volant RACC-Desafío Peugeot Championship after claiming six wins (as many as he took part in) (Peugeot 106 Rally). During the season 1999 he took runner-up positions on gravel in the Junior Ibiza Cup Championship.

In 2000 he took part in the Spanish Asphalt and Gravel Rally Championship driving a Group A Seat Ibiza and a Seat Ibiza Tdi, alternatively.  As a grand finale to the season, he drove a Seat Córdoba WRC in the last two races. In the Rally of Artesa de Segre on gravel, he recorded the best first two timings before his car suspension broke and forced him to retire. 

2001 Daniel Sola was selected as Motor Sport RACC driver and he was behind the wheel of a Citroën Saxo. He claimed class F-3 champion in the Spanish Asphalt Rally Championship after winning eight of the ten races in which he takes part. He also entered the Spanish Gravel Rally Championship driving a Seat Córdoba WRC and finishes fifth after winning two races. 

In 2002 With RACC, he took part in the Junior World Rally Championship driving a Citroën Saxo Super 1600. He won the category in Spain, Germany and Great Britain and he and codriver Alex Romaní became the Junior World Rally champion after the brilliant and spectacular victory in the Rally of Great Britain, the last race of the year. 

In 2003 he contested the Production World Rally Championship, with occasional appearances in a Piedrafita-run Citroen Xsara WRC. A resounding class victory on the Deutschland was the highlight of a mixed season in which he finished fifth in the points table.

In 2004 he contested the Production series once more and got at last his chance in a works World Rally Car driving Mitsubishi´s second car on the selected events. On his home event in Catalunya he claimed his best ever result when he finished sixth place overall. That was not enough to continue with the Mitsubishi. 

In 2005 he will tackle at least six rounds of the World Championship in a works-specification Ford Focus RS WRC04 run by the M-Sport customer program. The Rally Mexico will be the first for Solà in a Focus which is supported by Telefonica MoviStar and backed by Spain's RACC Automobile Club. He will also compete in Germany, Japan, France, Spain and Australia..  

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