March 11, 2012

2012 WRC Rally Mexico Preview

Rally México is going on this weekend, March 8 through March 11, 2012. It's the third rally of this year's World Rally Championship. Drivers are flying across gravel in the León based battle.

As a preview of this event, I've posted links (in chronological order) to articles leading up the rally and what was suppossed to be the pre-event (preview) podcast, from preview: Rally Guanajuato Mexico
Posted at on March 2, 2012

Following the Monte-Carlo asphalt and the snow and ice of Sweden, the dusty gravel tracks of Rally Guanajuato Mexico provide the next test for crews contesting the 2012 FIA World Rally Championship...

Solberg ready for Mexico despite illness
Posted at on March 2, 2012

...The 2003 world champion was struck down by ‘flu during his pre-event test in Spain earlier this week but he insisted he will be fighting fit when he gets behind the wheel of his Ford World Rally Team Fiesta RS WRC on the Leon-based event from 8-11 March...

Hirvonen: Mexico result eagerly anticipated
Posted at on March 5, 2012

...With the Leon-based round the first of eight consecutive events on gravel, Hirvonen says the final results on Sunday afternoon will be eagerly anticipated...

Loeb: Mexico final day will be tough
Posted at on March 7, 2012

Sebastien Loeb says the battle for victory on Rally Guanajuato Mexico this week won't be won until the completion of the final stage of the third round of the FIA World Rally Championship...

Solberg wins Qualifying Stage
Posted at on March 8, 2012

...The Norwegian was close to a second faster than anybody else through the 5.18-kilometre test. Citroen’s Mikko Hirvonen was second fastest with his team-mate Sebastien Loeb, who is chasing a sixth-straight win on Rally Guanajuato Mexico, a further second down. Jari-Matti Latvala was a disgruntled fourth in his Fiesta RS WRC...

Henning a non-starter in Mexico
Posted at on March 8, 2012

Henning Solberg has been forced to skip only his second WRC event since the start of the 2007 season after a contractual issue resulted in his no-show on Rally Guanajuato Mexico, round three of the FIA World Rally Championship...

Rally Guanajuato Mexico: Pre Event Podcast
Posted at on March 8, 2012

Listen to the pre-event podcast for Rally Guanajuato Mexico 2012.

*Dan, Jr. / Junior's Eyes Note: Although it's listed as the pre-event (preview) podcast, this is actually a recording of the World Rally Radio event crew reporting the action during the first stage of the rally (SS1). Somebody screwed up, and loaded the wrong audio file.

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