Mexico’s Benito Guerra has his sights set on a top five finish on his home round of the World Rally Championship, and believes a good result this weekend will lead to more WRC outings in 2014.
Guerra, the 2012 Production Car World Rally Champion, impressed in Mexico last year when he finished eighth in a Citroen DS3 on his first event in a World Rally Car.
This year he’ll be driving a Fiesta RS WRC and hoping to convince his sponsors, led by the government of Guanajuato, that he deserves more rallies.
“One of our sponsors told us that if we got a good result here then they would support us for the next races,” Guerra told wrc.com. “At the moment we are talking about Argentina for the next event and I think that’s quite possible.
“The ideal would be to get maybe five or six rallies this year, so I can get my level and know where I stand compared to the other drivers. It’s difficult to know that after doing just one event.”
But having set the bar high in 2013, the 28-year-old is expecting a tough challenge this week.
“I would like to try and finish in the top six or top five, but it’s different from last year because now there are four official teams and that means going up against eight official drivers," he explained
"As a privateer you are at a disadvantage, especially as I haven’t had the chance to test the Fiesta, but I’m going to push for sure.”