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.
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.
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.
Jari-Matti Latvala regained the lead of Rally Sweden after day-long leader Thierry Neuville crashed on the Karlstad super-special stage. Stage 12 was cancelled after average stage speed record broken by 7mph on the first run through the stage.
Mads Ostberg set the fastest time in Rally Sweden Shakedown, giving his brand new team a significant confidence boost for the event. Gus Greensmith in his first WRC2 event with M-Sport was only 0.4 seconds slower than Sébastien Ogier.
The second round of the World Rally Championship takes us to Sweden where, unlike last year, there is plenty of snow and chance to see how the new cars perform on ice.
Sebastien Ogier admitted he did not expect to be in contention for the Rallye Monte Carlo victory after only joining M-Sport last month.