2015 Rally México

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The 2015 Rally Guanajuato México was a motor racing event for rally cars that was held over four days between 5 and 8 March 2015. It marked the twenty-ninth running of the Rally Mexico, and was the third round of the 2015 World Rally Championship and WRC-2 seasons.

2015 Rally México
29º Rally Guanajuato México
Round 3 of 13 of the 2015 World Rally Championship
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Host country Mexico
Rally baseLeón
Dates run5 – 8 March 2015
Stages21 (394.21 km; 244.95 miles)
Stage surfaceGravel
Results
Overall winnerFrance Sébastien Ogier
France Julien Ingrassia
Germany Volkswagen Motorsport
Crews30 at start, 23 at finish

For the third year in succession,[1] Volkswagen Motorsport driver Sébastien Ogier won the rally,[2] taking his fifth consecutive WRC win in the process. Ogier finished almost a minute-and-a-half clear of his closest competitor, Citroën World Rally Team's Mads Østberg. The podium was completed by Ogier's team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen, who finished 6.3 seconds in arrears of Østberg.[1] Nasser Al-Attiyah was the winner of the WRC-2 class, finishing almost eight minutes clear of anyone else, while also finishing in seventh place overall.[1][3] Nicolás Fuchs (ninth overall) and Jari Ketomaa (tenth overall) completed the podium.[1][3]

During the third stage of the rally, Los Mexicanos, Ott Tänak crashed his car into a lake, but he and co-driver Raigo Mõlder were able to extract themselves from the car prior to it submerging. The car was recovered from the lake, in anticipation for the car to be repaired by the M-Sport World Rally Team. The team attempted to repair the car, dubbed the TiTänak[4][5][6] – a portmanteau of the RMS Titanic passenger liner, that sank in 1912, and Tänak's name – for the second day, but he was unable to start. He returned for Sunday's stages, finishing 22nd overall and scoring a manufacturers' championship point.[7]

Entry listEdit

Notable entrants
No. Entrant Class Driver Co-driver Car Tyre
1   Volkswagen Motorsport WRC   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia Volkswagen Polo R WRC M
2   Volkswagen Motorsport WRC   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila Volkswagen Polo R WRC M
3   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT WRC   Kris Meeke   Paul Nagle Citroën DS3 WRC M
4   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT WRC   Mads Østberg   Jonas Andersson Citroën DS3 WRC M
5   M-Sport Ltd WRC   Elfyn Evans   Daniel Barritt Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
6   M-Sport Ltd WRC   Ott Tänak   Raigo Mőlder Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
7   Hyundai Motorsport WRC   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul Hyundai i20 WRC M
8   Hyundai Motorsport WRC   Dani Sordo   Marc Martí Hyundai i20 WRC M
9   Volkswagen Motorsport II WRC   Andreas Mikkelsen   Ola Fløene Volkswagen Polo R WRC M
20   Hyundai Motorsport N WRC   Hayden Paddon   John Kennard Hyundai i20 WRC M
21   Jipocar Czech National Team WRC   Martin Prokop   Michal Ernst Ford Fiesta RS WRC P
23   Benito Guerra, Jr. WRC   Benito Guerra, Jr.   Borja Rozada Ford Fiesta RS WRC P
24   Robert Kubica WRC   Robert Kubica   Maciek Szczepaniak Ford Fiesta RS WRC P
32   PH Sport WRC-2   Stéphane Lefebvre   Stéphane Prévot Citroën DS3 R5 M
33   Motorsport Italia Srl WRC-2   Massimiliano Rendina   Mario Pizzuti Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X P
35   Jourdan Serderidis WRC-2   Jourdan Serderidis   Frédéric Miclotte Citroën DS3 R5 D
36   Youth & Sports Qatar Rally Team WRC-2   Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari   Marshall Clarke Ford Fiesta RRC M
37   FWRT s.r.l. WRC   Lorenzo Bertelli   Giovanni Bernacchini Ford Fiesta RS WRC P
38   Yuriy Protasov WRC-2   Yuriy Protasov   Pavlo Cherepin Ford Fiesta RRC P
39   Nasser Al-Attiyah WRC-2   Nasser Al-Attiyah   Matthieu Baumel Ford Fiesta WRC M
40   Drive DMACK WRC-2   Jari Ketomaa   Kaj Lindström Ford Fiesta R5 D
41   Nicolás Fuchs WRC-2   Nicolás Fuchs   Fernando Mussano Ford Fiesta R5 D
42   Eurolamp World Rally Team WRC-2   Valeriy Gorban   Volodymyr Korsia Mini John Cooper Works S2000 P
43   TAIF Rally Team WRC-2   Radik Shaymiev   Maxim Tsvetkov Ford Fiesta R5 M
51   Napoca Rally Academy WRC-2   Simone Tempestini   Matteo Chiarcossi Subaru Impreza WRX STi P
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 1   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia   Volkswagen Motorsport Volkswagen Polo R WRC WRC 4:19:13.4 0.00 28
2 4   Mads Østberg   Jonas Andersson   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën DS3 WRC WRC 4:20:32.2 +1:18.8 18
3 9   Andreas Mikkelsen   Ola Fløene   Volkswagen Motorsport II Volkswagen Polo R WRC WRC 4:20:38.5 +1:25.1 17
4 5   Elfyn Evans   Daniel Barritt   M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 4:22:53.6 +3:40.2 12
5 8   Dani Sordo   Marc Martí   Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai i20 WRC WRC 4:24:15.2 +5:01.8 10
6 21   Martin Prokop   Jan Tománek   Jipocar Czech National Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 4:25:49.5 +6:36.1 8
7 39   Nasser Al-Attiyah   Matthieu Baumel   Nasser Al-Attiyah Ford Fiesta RRC WRC-2 4:34:06.1 +14:52.7 6
8 7   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul   Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai i20 WRC WRC 4:41:56.7 +22:43.3 5
9 41   Nicolás Fuchs   Fernando Mussano   Nicolás Fuchs Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 4:42:02.4 +22:49.0 2
10 40   Jari Ketomaa   Kaj Lindström   Drive DMACK Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 4:42:23.6 +23:10.2 1
WRC-2 standings
1 (7.) 39   Nasser Al-Attiyah   Matthieu Baumel   Nasser Al-Attiyah Ford Fiesta RRC WRC-2 4:34:06.1 0.0 25
2 (9.) 41   Nicolás Fuchs   Fernando Mussano   Nicolás Fuchs Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 4:42:02.4 +7:56.3 18
3 (10.) 40   Jari Ketomaa   Kaj Lindström   Drive DMACK Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 4:42:23.6 +8:17.5 15
4 (11.) 36   Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari   Marshall Clarke   Youth & Sports Qatar Rally Team Fod Fiesta RRC WRC-2 4:42:58.2 +8:52.1 12
5 (13.) 38   Yuriy Protasov   Pavlo Cherepin   Yuriy Protasov Ford Fiesta RRC WRC-2 4:52:44.2 +18:38.1 10
6 (14.) 33   Massimiliano Rendina   Mario Pizzuti   Motorsport Italia Srl Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X WRC-2 4:57:19.9 +23:13.8 8
7 (19.) 35   Jourdan Serderidis   Frédéric Miclotte   Jourdan Serderidis Citroën DS3 R5 WRC-2 5:17:21.8 +43:15.7 6
Source: [1]

Special stagesEdit

Championship standings after the raceEdit

WRCEdit

OtherEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Unbeaten Ogier nets Mexico hat-trick". World Rally Championship. WRC Promoter GmbH. 8 March 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Sebastien Ogier clinches dominant win for VW". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. 8 March 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Al-Attiyah starts title defence with Mexico win". World Rally Championship. WRC Promoter GmbH. 9 March 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  4. ^ "TiTanak's Mexico escape goes global". World Rally Championship. WRC Promoter GmbH. 15 March 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  5. ^ McMahon, Matthew (11 March 2015). "M-Sport Mechanics Earn Their Money As The Legend of "Titanak" is Born". The Checkered Flag. BlackEagleMedia. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Elfyn Evans 'extremely happy' after fourth place finish in Rally Mexico". North Wales Daily Post. Trinity Mirror. 10 March 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2016. Despite the car spending almost 10 hours submerged in water, the M-Sport team had the car – dubbed TiTanak – back up and running to complete the Sunday’s final stages of the rally.
  7. ^ "The making of "Titanak"". Crash.net. Crash Media Group. 9 March 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2016.

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