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Rally Mexico

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Rally Guanajuato México
Start Date: 05.03.2015
End Date: 08.03.2015
Timezone: UTC -6
Category: WRC3
WRC2
WRC
Stages: 24 (395,21km)
Distance: 994,23km
Servicepark: Leon
Website: http://www.rallymexico.com

Route

  • Based in the country’s fifth largest city of León, 400km north-west of Mexico City.
  • Covers familiar territory in the Sierra de Lobos and Sierra de Guanajuato mountains, north and east of León.
  • Begins on Thursday night with the start and opening test in picturesque Guanajuato.
  • Friday’s leg returns to the area for three dirt tests. 
  • The final two days are closer to León and the last leg re-uses some roads from Saturday.

Challenge

  • Drivers must remember how to master gravel roads. It’s the first of six consecutive dirt rounds and the first hot gravel event since Australia last September.
  • Temperatures nearing 30°C put stress on engines and transmissions.
  • The route climbs to the season’s highest point at 2737m. Engines struggle to breathe in the thin air and lose 20 per cent power.
  • Less power means mistakes are punished more severely as accelerating back to top speed takes longer.
  • Concrete culverts across the roads can inflict big damage.

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14 Jan 2015

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