In pictures: Mexico recce
Tuesday and Wednesday were recce days at Rally Guanajuato México, giving drivers the first opportunity to acquaint themselves with the stages that will be used during this week's WRC counter.
After two wintry rounds in Europe, the 15th Rally Guanajuato México [9 - 11 March] marks the first time this season that teams and drivers will face the rigours of punishing heat, abrasive gravel and power-sapping high altitude stages.
The route for one of the most compact events on the calendar remains largely the same as last year, apart from a handful of minor modifications. Conditions for the recce were perfect, with the mountainous gravel stages around Guanajuato and León dry and bathed in sunshine.
Here's a selection of pictures from the recce, showing highlights of the route, courtesy of wrc.com photographers, At World.