Next Race - Rally Guanajuato Mexico
After the icy tarmac and frozen, snow-covered gravel of the first two rounds of the season, the World Rally Championship makes a dramatic change of scene in Mexico.
At close to 2,800 metres above sea level, the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team will tackle the gravel stages in hot conditions. Mads Østberg/Jonas Andersson and Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle will be driving the two DS 3 WRCs. A DS 3 R5 has been entered for Stéphane Lefebvre and Stéphane Prévot in the WRC2 category.
Kris Meeke commented:
“Rally Mexico is a real one-off event. Nowhere else do you get this combination of gravel, altitude and high temperatures. The car reacts differently in these sorts of conditions. You have to be more aggressive in the slower sections in order to carry as much speed as possible through the corners. But you have to avoid making any mistakes at all, because with the lack of air, you’ve got less engine power and the car is less responsive than usual.”
RALLY FOCUS –
- The León-based rally is contested exclusively at altitudes in excess of 1,800 meters above sea level
- The colourful ceremonial start will take the crews to the streets of the former mining city of Guanajuato, a UNESCO World Heritage site