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FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

RALLY GUANAJUATO MÉXICO 2019

RALLY GUANAJUATO MÉXICO 2019

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Event History

  • First held in 1979, the rally moved to León in 1998 and joined WRC in 2004.
  • The 2007 rally was the shortest in WRC history with a total distance of less than 850km. It still included more than 366km of stages and more than 43 per cent was competitive.
  • Sébastien Loeb scored six consecutive wins between 2006 and 2012 (the rally was absent in 2009 due to rotation).

Challenge

  • The moment of truth for the new-generation World Rally Cars! Reliability is tested to the maximum during their first time in competition on gravel.
  • Temperatures nearing 30°C put stress on engines and transmissions.
  • The route climbs to the season’s highest point at 2737m. Engines struggle to breathe in the thin air and lose 20 per cent power.
  • Less power means mistakes are punished more severely as accelerating back to top speed takes longer.
  • Concrete culverts across the roads can inflict big damage.

Car Setup

  • Normal gravel suspension – the roads are not unusually rough but become heavily rutted during the second pass.
  • Expect to see both soft and hard compound tyres, the latter more likely in the afternoons when drivers face higher temperatures and hard-packed roads.
Event Website

Information taken from the FIA World Rally Championship website.

Info
Location: León, Mexico
Date: March 7, 2019
End Date: March 10, 2019
Timezone: UTC -6
Categories: WRC and WRC2