Fri 03:57 - Until then, good night!
We'll resume our text coverage from 0830hrs on Friday.
Fri 03:56 - Friday's opening stage
Is the 9.88km Los Mexicanos that gets underway at 0832hrs
Fri 03:54 - Coming up on Friday
Are ten stages and 148 competitive kilometres, based largely in the hills east of Guanajuato
Fri 03:51 - That's all for Thursday
A short and sweet prelude to the proper gravel action that starts on Friday.
Fri 03:47 - Top 10 after SS1
1: Ogier, 2: Tanak 0.3sec, 3: Mikkelsen 0.4sec, 4: Meeke 0.6sec, 5: Latvala 0.8sec, 6: Neuville 1.1sec, 7: Ostberg 1.3sec, 8: Hirvonen 1.4sec, 9: Kubica 1.7sec 10: Bertelli 2.3sec
Fri 03:43 - Tanak second fastest!
An incredible time of the 53.2sec from the Estonian in his WRC2 R5-spec Fiesta. "That's different, and enjoyable."
Fri 03:36 - Problems for Atkinson
When his Hyundai i20 WRC stops 100 metres into the stage. "I don't know what happened but we reset the car and it started again." His time is 1m 17.6sec.
Fri 03:33 - Biggest screams of the night
are reserved for Mexico's Benito Guerra. The stage end sounds like a One Direction concert. A good result here could get him five more WRC rallies this year. His time of 56sec puts him ninth overall so far - a good start.
Fri 03:31 - Kubica: A long way from F1
Our F1 refugee is through in his Ford Fiesta RS WRC. "That was something special. A tarmac stage with gravel tyres is certainly not the same as F1 - it's good fun though..."
Fri 03:28 - Decent start for Neuville
His time of 54sec puts him fifth so far. Neuville scored his first WRC podium on this rally in 2013. What can he do in the new Hyundai i20 this year?
Fri 03:26 - Cautious start for Evans
The Welshman is another Mexico virgin, so he took it cautiously through SS1. He's slowest so far in 56.4sec but loved the Guanajuato experience. "It's fantastic. Probably the best stage I've every experienced - there were so many people. No dramas though, quite slippery but no risks."
Fri 03:21 - Meeke impressed
Mexico is a new rally for Kris. And he's greeted at the stage end by crowds of screaming fans. "Incredible. I've never witnessed so many people so enthusiastic on a rally. A long, long way to go..."
Fri 03:17 - Ostberg excited
Mads clearly loving the carnival atmosphere tonight. "The people really make it. One of the best stages of the year. It's absolutely fantastic." His time is 54.2sec
Fri 03:15 - Ogier plays it safe
But still trumps Latvala's time with a new best of 52.9sec. "The real start is tomorrow. It's always slippery here and you have to be careful - no risk at all tonight."
Fri 03:13 - Latvala through
No worries for the VW man, first on the road tonight in a benchmark time of 53.7sec
Fri 03:09 - Weather update
It's a beautiful clear night in Guanajuato with a temperature of 22 degrees Celsius.
Fri 03:05 - Street Stage running order
WRC crews run in championship order tonight and on Friday. That puts Jari-Matti Latvala out first, followed by: Ogier, Ostberg, Mikkelsen, Meeke, Hirvonen, Evans, Neuville, Prokop, Kubica, Guerra, Atkinson
Fri 02:03 - Join us from 2000hrs (local)
When our WRC Live radio and text coverage will get underway. You’ll find links to all our Rally Mexico information via the ‘LIVE’ tab on the wrc.com homepage
Fri 02:02 - The opening stage
The Monster Street Stage, kicks off at 2009hrs and is like no other in the WRC. It is just 1.01km long and takes competitors - in darkness - through underground tunnels built by silver miners in the 1600s. If you’ve ever watched The Italian Job, it’s a bit like the scene when the Minis are driving through the sewers
Fri 02:01 - Thursday’s itinerary
Kicks off at 2000hrs with the start podium in front of the spectacular Alhondiga de Granaditas, a historic - and enormous - landmark building in the City. Tens of thousands of spectators are flocking there now…
Fri 02:01 - Tonight, however
Is the start ceremony and opening stage in the colourful and picturesque former silver mining town of Guanajuato, 55km away
Fri 02:01 - Coming up
Are three days of gravel rally action on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, on tracks in the Sierra de Lobos and Sierra de Guanajuato mountains north and east of the city
Fri 02:01 - We’re in Leon
In the state of Guanajuato - pretty much bang in the middle of the country - typing to you from the service park
Fri 02:00 - Welcome back to wrc.com
And to our live text coverage of Rally Mexico – round three of the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship
Thu 16:58 - Good morning from Mexico
Shakedown is underway and our wrc.com live stream cameras are up and running. To see pictures from service, plus features from our WRC TV team, select the 'live' button on the homepage of wrc.com, then follow the LIVE STREAM link.