Pontus Tidemand / Jonas Andersson emerged triumphant from a dramatic duel to win the Rally Mexico in the WRC2 category and continue ŠKODA’s winning run in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). At the end of the 295 kilometres of special stage, the new world championship leader finished 42.7 seconds clear of rivals Eric Camilli / Benjamin Veillas.
The Rally Guanajuato Mexico, third round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) 2017, proved to be another successful WRC2 event for ŠKODA as the FABIA R5 flourished in the Mexican mountains.
The Rally Guanajuato México, the third round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), takes place from 9th to 12th March. This 19-stage event consists of 370km of competitive distance and includes everything from street stage in Mexico City in front of bumper crowds, to underground stages, and cars will also climb to the highest point of the season, 2,737m above sea level.
The third round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) sees teams competing in the Rally Guanajuato México, a 19-stage, 370km long event. It is a diverse and challenging rally with teams taking on street stages, mountainous high-altitude dirt roads and even an underground stage in Guanajuato.
Pontus Tidemand and Jonas Andersson extended their lead in the ŠKODA FABIA R5 on an eventful day at the Rally Mexico. The successful crew clocked the fastest time on four of the day’s five stages and successfully conquered the highest point in this year’s FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) on the iconic El Chocolate stage.
Thousands of fans cheered on ŠKODA works driver Pontus Tidemand and his co-driver Jonas Andersson as the Rally Mexico opened in spectacular style. The successful crew took an early lead in the dark at round three of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) courtesy of two outstanding stage wins in the WRC2 category on a 1.57-kilometre route around Zócalo square, in the heart of the metropolis that is Mexico City. The brief outing on asphalt will be followed by just short of 370 kilometres of special stage on gravel over the next three days.
A year ago, one of the ŠKODA Customer Teams claimed victory in the WRC2 category at the Rally Guanajuato Mexico and this success triggered a run of ten FABIA R5 wins in the next eleven rallies of the 2016 season and saw the Rally Mexico winner Teemu Suninen finish the season in second place in the final classification of the WRC2 championship.
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