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The 2013 Rally Guanajuato México was a motor racing event for rally cars that was held over four days between 7 and 10 March, which marked the 27th running of the Rally México. The rally was based in the town of León, Guanajuato. The rally itself was contested over 23 special stages, covering a total of 394.88 km (245.37 mi) in competitive stages.

2013 Rally México
27° Rally Guanajuato México
Round 3 of 13 of the 2013 World Rally Championship
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Host country Mexico
Rally baseMexico León
Dates run7 – 10 March 2013
Stages23 (394.88 km; 245.37 miles)
Stage surfaceGravel
Results
Overall winnerFrance Sébastien Ogier
France Julien Ingrassia
Germany Volkswagen Motorsport
Crews25 at start, 20 at finish

The rally was the third round of the 2013 World Rally Championship season, and marked the fortieth anniversary of the World Rally Championship. Thirteen World Rally Car crews were entered in the event. It was the first WRC event since the 2006 Rally GB where reigning World Rally Champion Sébastien Loeb has not featured on the entry list as he elected not to enter Rally México as part of his four-race 'retirement' season. Loeb has won every Rally México since 2006. Since there is no previous Rally Mexico winner competing in the 2013 event, it is guaranteed that there will be a new winner.

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Entry listEdit

Thirteen World Rally Cars were entered into the event, as were six entries in the newly formed WRC-2 championship for cars built to Group N and Super 2000 regulations. There were no WRC-3 entries.[1]

Notable entrants
No. Entrant Class Driver Co-driver Car Tyre
2   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT WRC   Mikko Hirvonen   Jarmo Lehtinen Citroën DS3 WRC M
3   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT WRC   Dani Sordo   Carlos del Barrio Citroën DS3 WRC M
4   Qatar M-Sport WRT WRC   Mads Østberg   Jonas Andersson Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
5   Qatar M-Sport WRT WRC   Evgeny Novikov   Ilka Minor Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
6   Qatar World Rally Team WRC   Nasser Al-Attiyah   Giovanni Bernacchini Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
7   Volkswagen Motorsport WRC   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila Volkswagen Polo R WRC M
8   Volkswagen Motorsport WRC   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia Volkswagen Polo R WRC M
10   Abu Dhabi Citroën Total WRT WRC   Chris Atkinson   Stéphane Prévot Citroën DS3 WRC M
11   Qatar World Rally Team WRC   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
12   Lotos Team WRC WRC   Michał Kościuszko   Maciej Szczepaniak Mini John Cooper Works WRC D
14   Benito Guerra, Jr. WRC   Benito Guerra, Jr.   Borja Rozada Citroën DS3 WRC M
21   Jipocar Czech National Team WRC   Martin Prokop   Michal Ernst Ford Fiesta RS WRC D
33   Stohl Racing WRC-2   Armin Kremer   Klaus Wicha Subaru Impreza WRX STi M
34   Symtech Racing WRC-2   Yuriy Protasov   Kuldar Sikk Subaru Impreza STi R4 M
37   Lorenzo Bertelli WRC-2   Lorenzo Bertelli   Lorenzo Granai Subaru Impreza WRX STi M
38   Moto Club Igualda WRC-2   Ricardo Triviño   Àlex Haro Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X M
41   Nicolàs Fuchs WRC-2   Nicolàs Fuchs   Fernando Mussano Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X D
43   Hoonigan Racing Division WRC   Ken Block   Alex Gelsomino Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
48   Seashore Qatar Rally Team WRC-2   Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari   Killian Duffy Ford Fiesta RRC M
Icon Class
WRC WRC entries eligible to
score manufacturer points
WRC Major entry ineligible to
score manufacturer points
WRC-2 Registered to take part in
WRC-2 championship

ResultsEdit

Event standingsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Co-driver Team Car Class Time Difference Points
Overall classification
1 8   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia   Volkswagen Motorsport Volkswagen Polo R WRC WRC 4:30:31.2 0.0 28
2 2   Mikko Hirvonen   Jarmo Lehtinen   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën DS3 WRC WRC 4:33:58.0 +3:26.8 18
3 11   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul   Qatar World Rally Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 4:34:50.8 +4:19.6 15
4 3   Dani Sordo   Carlos del Barrio   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën DS3 WRC WRC 4:36:33.7 +6:02.5 12
5 6   Nasser Al-Attiyah   Giovanni Bernacchini   Qatar World Rally Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 4:39:01.6 +8:30.4 10
6 10   Chris Atkinson   Stéphane Prévot   Abu Dhabi Citroën Total WRT Citroën DS3 WRC WRC 4:41:55.0 +11:23.8 8
7 43   Ken Block   Alex Gelsomino   Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 4:42:15.3 +11:44.1 6
8 14   Benito Guerra, Jr.   Borja Rozada   Benito Guerra, Jr. Citroën DS3 WRC WRC 4:43:12.3 +12:41.1 4
9 21   Martin Prokop   Michal Ernst   Jipocar Czech National Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 4:44:56.0 +14:24.8 2
10 5   Evgeny Novikov   Ilka Minor   Qatar M-Sport WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 4:47:42.3 +17:11.1 1
11 4   Mads Østberg   Jonas Andersson   Qatar M-Sport WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 4:57:07.4 +26:36.2 2
16 7   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila   Volkswagen Motorsport Volkswagen Polo R WRC WRC 5:25:20.3 +54:49.1 1
WRC-2 standings
1 (12.) 48   Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari   Killian Duffy   Seashore Qatar Rally Team Ford Fiesta RRC WRC-2 5:01:10.3 0.0 25
2 (13.) 41   Nicolás Fuchs   Fernando Mussano   Nicolás Fuchs Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX WRC-2 5:10:25.7 +9:15.4 18
3 (14.) 38   Ricardo Triviño   Àlex Haro   Moto Club Igualda Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X WRC-2 5:18:44.5 +17:34.2 15
4 (17.) 33   Armin Kremer   Klaus Wicha   Stohl Racing Subaru Impreza WRX STi WRC-2 5:49:13.1 +48:02.8 12
5 (18.) 34   Yuriy Protasov   Kuldar Sikk   Symtech Racing Subaru Impreza STi R4 WRC-2 5:57:12.3 +56:02.0 10
Source:

Special stagesEdit

Day Stage
number
Stage name Length Stage winner Car
No.
Team Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
Leg 1
(7–8 Mar)
SS1 Monster Street Stage Guanajuato 1.05 km   Thierry Neuville
  Nicolas Gilsoul
11   Qatar World Rally Team 0:53.7 70.39 km/h   Thierry Neuville
  Nicolas Gilsoul
SS2 Parque Bicentenario 2.60 km   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
8   Volkswagen Motorsport 2:25.3 64.42 km/h   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
SS3 El Cubilete 1 21.91 km   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
8   Volkswagen Motorsport 12:50.7 102.34 km/h
SS4 Las Minas 1 15.31 km   Mads Østberg
  Jonas Andersson
4   Qatar M-Sport WRT 11:18.4 81.24 km/h   Mads Østberg
  Jonas Andersson
SS5 Los Mexicanos 1 9.76 km   Mads Østberg
  Jonas Andersson
4   Qatar M-Sport WRT 7:44.0 75.72 km/h
SS6 El Chocolate 1 30.57 km   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
8   Volkswagen Motorsport 23:28.8 78.11 km/h   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
SS7 Street Stage León 1 1.23 km   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
8   Volkswagen Motorsport 1:15.6 58.57 km/h
SS8 El Cubilete 2 21.91 km   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
8   Volkswagen Motorsport 12:43.9 103.25 km/h
SS9 Las Minas 2 15.31 km   Mads Østberg
  Jonas Andersson
4   Qatar M-Sport WRT 11:07.5 82.57 km/h
SS10 Los Mexicanos 2 9.76 km   Mads Østberg
  Jonas Andersson
4   Qatar M-Sport WRT 7:37.6 76.78 km/h
SS11 El Chocolate 2 30.57 km   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
8   Volkswagen Motorsport 22:54.6 80.06 km/h
SS12 Super Special 1 2.21 km   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
8   Volkswagen Motorsport 1:37.7 81.43 km/h
SS13 Super Special 2 2.21 km   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
8   Volkswagen Motorsport 1:35.5 83.30 km/h
Leg 2
(9 Mar)
SS14 Ibarrilla 1 30.04 km   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
8   Volkswagen Motorsport 17:49.8 101.09 km/h
SS15 Otates 1 42.17 km   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
8   Volkswagen Motorsport 30:21.4 83.35 km/h
SS16 Street Stage León 2 1.23 km   Mikko Hirvonen
  Jarmo Lehtinen
2   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT 1:15.8 58.42 km/h
SS17 Ibarrilla 2 30.04 km   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
8   Volkswagen Motorsport 17:40.3 101.99 km/h
SS18 Otates 2 42.17 km   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
8   Volkswagen Motorsport 29:55.4 84.56 km/h
SS19 Super Special 3 2.21 km   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
8   Volkswagen Motorsport 1:37.4 81.68 km/h
SS20 Super Special 4 2.21 km   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
8   Volkswagen Motorsport 1:35.0 83.75 km/h
Leg 3
(10 Mar)
SS21 Guanajuatito 54.85 km   Mikko Hirvonen
  Jarmo Lehtinen
2   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT 35:58.4 91.48 km/h
SS22 Derramadero (Power stage) 21.14 km   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
8   Volkswagen Motorsport 13:00.5 97.51 km/h
SS23 Super Special 5 4.42 km   Dani Sordo
  Carlos del Barrio
3   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT 3:10.0 83.75 km/h

Notable retirementsEdit

Stage No. Driver Co-driver Team Car Class Cause
SS13 37   Lorenzo Bertelli   Lorenzo Granai   Lorenzo Bertelli Subaru Impreza WRX STi WRC-2 Fuel tank
SS21 12   Michał Kościuszko   Maciej Szczepaniak   Lotos Team WRC Mini John Cooper Works WRC WRC Engine

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rally Mexico Entries". ewrc-results.com. Retrieved 8 March 2013.

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