Sordo to deputise for Latvala
Dani Sordo will drive for the Ford World Rally Team in Argentina next weekend in place of the injured Jari-Matti Latvala.
Sordo and co-driver Carlos del Barrio, currently seventh in the standings driving a Mini, will race alongside Ford regulars Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson for the four-day Rally Argentina from April 26-29.
Finnish driver Latvala has been ruled out after suffering a broken collarbone in a cross-country skiing accident in northern Finland last week.
"We're fortunate to have a driver of Dani's calibre to join us. His experience at Rally Argentina was a key factor in the decision, having started the rally five times and finishing second in 2009," said Ford World Rally Team director Malcolm Wilson.
"The agreement is for one rally only, and I would like to thank the management of Dani's current team, who were extremely gracious in helping us in such challenging circumstances."
Latvala, who uses cross-country skiing as part of his regular training routine, underwent surgery to insert seven screws into his shoulder to help speed up the healing process and plans to return for the Acropolis Rally in Greece in May.
"We're naturally disappointed that Jari-Matti will miss the rally," Wilson added.
"But ensuring a full recovery as quickly as possible is the most important thing for him and the team."