The WRC Championship leaders, Mikko Hirvonen and co-driver Jarmo Lehtinen, along with other members of the BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team have successfully completed their one mile run without horse power for Sport Relief.
Alongside Hirvonen and Jehtinen were team mates Jari-Matti Latvala and co-driver Miikka Anttila as well as Stobart M-Sport Ford drivers Henning Solberg Ilka Minor, Matthew Wilson and Scott Martin and Munchi's Ford Federico Villagra.
The 25 strong party were flagged off on their 1.5km leg by Malcolm Wilson, the team principle, and they faced a huge challenge on one of the Rally Mexico's speed tests, in Leon, 400kms North West of Mexico City. Leon sits 2000 meters above sea level and the high altitude made the runners lives harder, as they were gasping for air at the end.
Speaking after the event, 29 year old Hirvonen, from Finland said about the charity run: “It was fun to do the run with the team and raise money for charity at the same time. It was really hot out there, but I’ve been here a few days and done some running at this high altitude. I can really feel the difference here in Mexico when I’m training. I’m sure we’ll raise plenty of money for the charity. It’s great to be able to give something back but now I need a shower and get ready for the serious business of the weekend in the rally.”
WRC Fans can see how all the Ford drivers got on when the WRC highlights from Rally Mexico gets shown globally from Sunday.