Sébastien Ogier regained the lead of the World Rally Championship with a second place finish on Rally Mexico, yet is in danger of losing it pending on a FIA investigation into the car’s gearbox.
TCF takes a look back the excitement of the third rally of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship as the competitors headed to Mexico
Sébastien Ogier’s second place on Rally Mexico is in doubt after the FIA launched an investigation to see if his gearbox was underweight. The decision is expected before the next round at Tour of Corsica and could result his exclusion from the event.
Citroen’s Kris Meeke ended day 2 of Rally Guanajuato Mexico in the lead as traffic problems forced the cancellation of the opening loop of stages. Hyundai’s charge was blunted by all three cars suffering misfires.
Toyota’s Juho Hanninen is the overnight leader after day 1 of Rally Guanajuato Mexico after the two runs through the iconic Zocalo Plaza in the capital Mexico City.
Rally Mexico is the first all gravel round of the WRC season as the Central American event offers rocky roads, passionate fans and highest altitude in the championship in this unique addition to the series.
Former Volkswagen World Rally Championship driver Andreas Mikkelsen says that “I don’t know what more I could have done to get a drive this year” after the FIA’s decision to not let VW’s 2017 specification Polo run in the series this season.
Mads Østberg will miss the next round of the World Rally Championship in Mexico to avoid the chance of missing his son’s birth.
Toyota have had a fairytale start to their return to the WRC Jari-Matti Latvala victory in Rally Sweden, but he must thank Thierry Neuville for his solid points haul due to the Belgian throwing away two dominate victories this season. Gus Greensmith was the stand out of the British drivers this weekend.