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in Mexico entry

Twelve World Rally Cars have been entered for next month’s Rally Mexico.

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The publication of the entry list confirms that Chris Atkinson will make his debut in Hyundai’s i20 as team-mate to lead driver Thierry Neuville.

The only non-nominated World Rally Car driver in the list is Mexico’s Benito Guerra, who will drive a Ford Fiesta RS as part of the three-car M-Sport World Rally Team squad.

Nine drivers have entered the WRC 2 support category, including several making their first appearance of the season.

Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari, who finished runner-up to Robert Kubica in the 2013 title race, lines up in a Fiesta RRC for his 2014 debut while Peru’s Nicolas Fuchs, who won the Production Cup last season, steps up to a Fiesta RRC.

Yuriy Protasov - WRC 2 winner at Rallye Monte-Carlo

Also making their WRC 2 debuts are Ott Tanak, fresh from his superb fifth overall at Rally Sweden in a Fiesta RS World Rally Car, and Rallye Monte-Carlo WRC 3 winner Quentin Gilbert. Both will drive Fiesta R5 cars.

Paraguay’s Augusto Bestard makes his first appearance in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X. The WRC 2 field is headed by Monte-Carlo winner Yuriy Protasov.

The third round of the WRC, and the first gravel round of the year, is based in Leon from 6 - 9 March.