WRC – 2020 FIA World Rally Championship Rally Mexico – Preview


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The FIA World Rally Championship will leave the European winter on the wait on of for the warmth of Rally Mexico (12-15 March), spherical three of the 2020 season and the first appropriate gravel occasion of the 365 days.

With temperatures that can top 30°C, Rally Mexico moreover parts one of the best level of the season at 2727 metres above sea stage. At such altitude, engines are deprived of oxygen and can lose as valuable as 20 per cent of their vitality. Blended with the warmth, this makes it one in every of the toughest rounds on the calendar for the automobiles, and the drivers prefer to adapt their using kinds to the cases.

After his first take dangle of for Toyota in Sweden, Elfyn Evans leads the drivers’ championship for the first time in his profession. Though he is tied on parts with Monte-Carlo winner Thierry Neuville, the Welshman is the one who will flee first on the side street in Mexico. Sébastien Ogier – the winner in Mexico in 5 of the final seven years – is candy 5 parts on the wait on of in third, and Kalle Rovanperä fourth after a solid open for the all-contemporary Toyota driver line-up. After having teamed up with Sébastien Loeb and Craig Breen, Hyundai’s Neuville and Ott Tänak will compete this time alongside Dani Sordo, who makes his first open of 2020. In the M-Sport Ford squad, Esapekka Lappi and Teemu Suninen are rejoined by Gus Greensmith.

In FIA WRC2, Hyundai every other time enters Nikolay Gryazin and Ole Christian Veiby, with Pontus Tidemand moreover making the day out in a Toksport-entered Škoda. A total of 10 FIA WRC3 entries are led by Scandinavian teen Oliver Solberg and comprise native favourites Benito Guerra and Ricardo Triviño. That is also the 2020 debuts for Poland’s Kajetan Kajetanowicz, Bolivia’s Marco Bulacia and Chile’s Alberto Heller.

THE 2020 ROUTE

Rally Mexico will every other time be essentially based in León and begins on Thursday night in the colourful city of Guanajuato, the put this 365 days the crews will tackle two runs by technique of its narrow streets and former mining tunnels to fabricate a shiny open to the competitive motion. Friday has ten levels in total: this involves contemporary assessments at Parque Bicentenario and on the streets of León itself to the satisfaction of spectators, plus two passes of the city’s racing circuit, as well to to a loop of three gravel levels that parts the favorite El Chocolate check. Saturday consists of every other three gravel levels, every flee twice, a return to the Autodromo and a distinct side street check adjoining to the provider park. Sunday starts with the longest stage of this 365 days’s rally – Otates and its the 33.61 kilometres – followed by San Diego and El Brinco, which turns into the rally-ending Vitality Stage.

RALLY DATA

 

Entire distance

959.25 km

Stage distance:

324.85 km (34%)

Alternative of levels:

24


MEDIA ACCREDITATION

Media accreditation ought to aloof be aloof in my thought by popular Scoot Holders on the Accreditation Desk positioned on the Media Heart in the Expo-Feria constructing, Léon Carrier Park (Fairgrounds Expo Heart Hall, León Blvd. Adolfo Lopez Mateos Esq. Blvd. Francisco Villa León, Guanajuato 37510 México).

The hole hours are: 

Tuesday 10 March: 

14: 00 – 18: 00 hrs

Wednesday 11 March: 

08: 00 – 18: 00 hrs

Thursday 12 March:

08: 00 – 18: 00 hrs


2020 RALLY MEXICO TIMETABLE & MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES

 

Wednesday 11 March

Crucial media safety briefing, Photographers’ Room, Media Heart

17: 00 hrs

Thursday 12 March

Crucial Shakedown for P1 & other drivers as requested, Llano Grande

10: 00 – 12: 00 hrs

Shakedown P1, P2 & P3, Llano Grande

12: 20 – 14: 20 hrs

‘Meet the Crews’ Top 3 Shakedown, WRC stage in Léon Carrier Park

14: 30 hrs

Shakedown for others, Llano Grande

14: 00 – 16: 00 hrs

Effectively being Rally Kids Meet the Crews (photoshoot), Léon Rally Campus

14: 40 hrs

FIA Press Conference, Press Room, Media Centre, Léon Carrier Park

15: 00 hrs

Starting with P2, P3 drivers & Ken Block (10’)

Followed by P1 drivers (10’)

Ceremonial open, Guanajuato City

20: 00 hrs

Friday 13 March

Launch of Piece 2, Léon Carrier Park

07: 45 hrs

First car arrives for technical / media zone & provider, Léon Carrier Park

13: 17 hrs

First car arrives for technical / media zone & final provider, Léon SP

20: 34 hrs

‘Meet the Crews’, Léon Carrier Park

For the period of the 45’ provider

Saturday 14 March

Launch of Piece 4, Léon Carrier Park

07: 45 hrs

First car arrives for technical / media zone & provider, Léon Carrier Park

12: 33 hrs

First car arrives for technical / media zone & final provider, Léon SP

19: 46 hrs

 ‘Meet the Crews’, Léon Carrier Park

For the period of the 45’ provider

Sunday 15 March

Launch of Piece 6, Léon Carrier Park

07: 30 hrs

First car arrives for regroup, Arperos

10: 21 hrs

First car arrives for technical /media zone & final provider, Léon SP

12: 28 hrs

Rally Carry out & Retaining spot, Léon Carrier Park

12: 48 hrs

Podium Ceremony & Tag Giving, Foro del Lago, Rally Campus

14: 00 hrs

FIA Press Conference, Press Room, Media Centre, Léon Carrier Park

15: 00 hrs


FIA PRESS CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE

 

Wednesday 11 March

FIA WRC

Elfyn Evans (GBR), Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Workers

Esapekka Lappi (FIN), M-Sport Ford World Rally Workers

Dani Sordo (SPA), Hyundai Shell Mobis World Rally Workers

FIA WRC2

Nicolay Gryazin (RUS), Hyundai Motorsport N

Pontus Tidemand (SWE), Toksport WRT

FIA WRC3

Benito Guerra (MEX)

Marco Bulacia Wilkinson (BOL)

Guest driver (non-priority)

Ken Block (USA)

Sunday 15 March

Generous FIA WRC2 Championship crew

Generous FIA WRC3 Championship crew

Top three crews in the general classification

Representative of the winning manufacturer


2020 RALLY MEXICO, MANUFACTURER ENTRIES

 

Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT

Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (#11)

Ott Tänak / Martin Järveoja (#8)

Dani Sordo / Carlos Del Barrio (#6)

Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT

Elfyn Evans / Scott Martin (#33)

Sébastien Ogier / Julien Ingrassia (#17)

Kalle Rovanperä / Jonne Halttunen (#69)

M-Sport Ford WRT

Teemu Suninen / Jarmo Lehtinen (#3)

Esapekka Lappi / Janne Ferm (#4)

Gus Greensmith / Elliott Edmonson (#44)


2020 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSIFICATIONS

The provisional classifications for the general WRC Championships is accessible on the following link:

https://www.fia.com/events/world-rally-championship/season-2020/standings

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