of WRC 2014
has began this weekend, in the hot, dusty and high altitude mountains of Mexico
. Rally began with the colourful ceremonial start, followed by the Guanajuato Street
stage flocked by rally fans. Ogier
again made the pacy start by going fastest on the stage, Ott Tanak
was a surprise to finish just 0.3 sec slower than Ogier
in his Fiesta R5
, going faster than all other WRC
Real Rally Mexico
began on Leg
two with 10 Special Stages
. Again Ogier
was the man of the day to beat, but Mads Ostberg
too found good rhythm with his DS3 WRC
and was giving Ogier
a hard time, finishing 26.1 seconds behind Frenchman
. . Ostberg
took three stage wins and Ogier six. Jari Matti Latvala
endured the gravel sweeping as first on the road, and climed to third overall. Elfyn Evans
had no problems and in a strong fourth position overall. Thierry Neuville
lies in fifth trying to find a sweet setup with his i20 WRC.
Where as his team mate Chris Atkinson
had a problen filled day and was unable to find good pace and lies in eight overall. Local Star B.Guerra
is in seventh overall behind Prokop
who finished the day in sixth spot. Robert Kubica
rounded off the top ten.
Coming to the retirement list there were few to name. Mikko was first to be out with the alternator failure of his Fiesta WRC , Finn was in a podium spot before retiring, Kris Meeke was behind Mikko but he too went off and hit a rock breaking a suspension arm. Mexico debutant Robert Kubica rolled his Fiesta WRC in Leone SSS, Andreas Mikkelsen too went off from second place after hitting a rock and breaking the Polo WRC’s suspension. WRC 2 entrant Ott Tanak crashed heavily on 43km El Chocolate stage.
Thats all for Leg 2 , another seven stages to go on Leg 3 including marathon test ‘Otates‘ until then Happy WRC Weekend!