The lowdown on high altitude stages
Mexico features the highest stage of the season
The RK World Rally Team won a landslide victory with a whopping 51% of the vote. M-Sport WRT were second with 34%, while Volkswagen Motorsport were a distant third with 5%.
Kubica’s team manager Marcin Czachorski admitted the giant-killing result had come as a bit of a shock.
“It came as a big surprise and we were amazed by the big support from the fans,” he told wrc.com. “I’ve said before that I think we have the best fans in the world, so it’s a big thank you to them. The competition with M-Sport was quite tough, but I’m very happy to see this result.”
Czachorski also revealed more about the origins of the predominantly grey look, which replaced last seasons’s red, white, blue and mirror-silver scheme.
“We wanted something new and the grey colour scheme was always something that Robert really liked," he said. "If you look back at his previous cars, it’s a colour he has used pretty often, so this gave us the base concept. Back in December the designers got to work, but there wasn’t much time and everybody was working under big pressure. With such a tight time frame we did not expect the final result would be so nice!”
|Position||Team||Percentage of votes cast (46,854)|
|1st||RK World Rally Team||51%|
|2nd||M-Sport World Rally Team||34%|
|4th||Hyundai Shell WRT||4%|
|5th||Jipocar Czech National Team||3%|
|7th||Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT||1%|