2017 Rally Mexico

The 2017 Rally Mexico (formally known as the Rally Guanajuato Mexico 2017) was a motor racing event for rally cars that was held over four days between 9 and 12 March 2017. Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle from Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT won the rally.[1]

2017 Rally Mexico
14. Rally Guanajuato Mexico 2017
Round 3 of the 2017 World Rally Championship
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Host country Mexico
Rally baseMexico León, Guanajuato
Dates run9 – 12 March 2017
Stages19 (20) (370.45 km; 230.19 miles)
Stage surfaceGravel
Results
Overall winnerUnited Kingdom Kris Meeke
Republic of Ireland Paul Nagle
France Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT
Crews24 at start, 22 at finish

Entry listEdit

Notable entrants
No. Entrant Class Driver Co-driver Car Tyre
1   M-Sport World Rally Team WRC   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia Ford Fiesta WRC M
2   M-Sport World Rally Team WRC   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja Ford Fiesta WRC M
3   M-Sport World Rally Team WRC   Elfyn Evans   Daniel Barritt Ford Fiesta WRC D
4   Hyundai Motorsport WRC   Hayden Paddon   John Kennard Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M
5   Hyundai Motorsport WRC   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M
6   Hyundai Motorsport WRC   Dani Sordo   Marc Martí Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M
7   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT WRC   Kris Meeke   Paul Nagle Citroën C3 WRC M
8   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT WRC   Stéphane Lefebvre   Gabin Moreau Citroën C3 WRC M
10   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT WRC   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila Toyota Yaris WRC M
11   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT WRC   Juho Hänninen   Kaj Lindström Toyota Yaris WRC M
37   M-Sport World Rally Team WRC   Lorenzo Bertelli   Simone Scattolin Ford Fiesta WRC M
12   Eurolamp World Rally Team WRC   Valeriy Gorban   Sergei Larens Mini John Cooper Works WRC M
Source:[2]
Key
Icon Class
WRC WRC entries eligible to
score manufacturer points
WRC Major entry ineligible to
score manufacturer points
WRC Registered to score points
in WRC Trophy
WRC-2 Registered to take part in
WRC-2 championship
WRC-3 Registered to take part in
WRC-3 championship

ClassificationEdit

Event standingsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Co-driver Team Car Class Time Difference Points
Overall classification
1 7   Kris Meeke   Paul Nagle   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën C3 WRC WRC 3:22:04.6 0.0 25
2 1   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia   M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta WRC WRC 3:22:18.4 +13.8 22
3 5   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul   Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC WRC 3:23:04.3 +59.7 20
4 2   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja   M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta WRC WRC 3:24:22.9 +2:18.3 15
5 4   Hayden Paddon   John Kennard   Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC WRC 3:25:37.5 +3:32.9 10
6 10   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC WRC 3:26:44.9 +4:40.3 10
7 11   Juho Hänninen   Kaj Lindström   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC WRC 3:27:10.8 +5:06.2 6
8 6   Dani Sordo   Marc Martí   Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC WRC 3:27:27.3 +5:22.7 5
9 3   Elfyn Evans   Daniel Barritt   M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta WRC WRC 3:30:46.4 +8:41.8 2
10 30   Pontus Tidemand   Jonas Andersson   Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia R5 WRC-2 3:32:56.5 +10:51.9 1
WRC-2 standings
1 (10.) 30   Pontus Tidemand   Jonas Andersson   Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia R5 WRC-2 3:32:56.5 25
2 (11.) 31   Eric Camilli   Benjamin Veillas   M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 3:33:39.2 +42.7 18
3 (12.) 34   Benito Guerra Jr.   Borja Rozada   Motorsport Italia Škoda Fabia R5 WRC-2 3:40:42.6 +7:46.1 15
4 (18.) 33   Pedro Heller   Pablo Olmos   Pedro Heller Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 4:34:13.6 +1:01:17.1 12

Special stagesEdit

Day Stage Name Length Winner Car Time Rally leader
Leg 1 SS0 Street Stage CDMX 1 1.57 km   Juho Hänninen Toyota Yaris WRC 1:51.1   Juho Hänninen
SS1 Street Stage CDMX 2 1.57 km   Sébastien Ogier Ford Fiesta WRC 1:44.8
SS2 El Chocolate 1 54.90 km
Stage cancelled
SS3 Las Minas 1 19.68 km
Stage cancelled
SS4 El Chocolate 2 54.90 km   Kris Meeke Citroën C3 WRC 39:15.6   Kris Meeke
SS5 Las Minas 2 19.68 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 14:12.6
SS6 Street Stage Guanajuato 1.09 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 57.3
SS7 SSS Autódromo de León 1 2.30 km   Kris Meeke Citroën C3 WRC 1:40.0
SS8 SSS Autódromo de León 2 2.30 km   Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta WRC 1:38.0
Leg 2 SS9 Media Luna 1 27.42 km   Dani Sordo Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 17:01.4
SS10 Lajas de Oro 1 38.31 km   Dani Sordo Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 28:17.5
SS11 El Brinco 1 10.09 km   Thierry Neuville
  Kris Meeke
Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC
Citroën C3 WRC
5:27.1
SS12 Media Luna 2 27.42 km   Sébastien Ogier Ford Fiesta WRC 16:44.0
SS13 Lajas de Oro 2 38.31 km   Kris Meeke Citroën C3 WRC 28:10.6
SS14 El Brinco 2 10.09 km   Ott Tänak Ford Fiesta WRC 5:22.2
SS15 SSS Autódromo de León 3 2.30 km   Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta WRC 1:37.5
SS16 SSS Autódromo de León 4 2.30 km   Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta WRC 1:38.1
SS17 Street Stage Feria de León 1.33 km   Sébastien Ogier Ford Fiesta WRC 1:16.9
Leg 3 SS18 La Calera 32.96 km   Kris Meeke Citroën C3 WRC 21:53.7
SS19 Derramadero [Power Stage] 21.94 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 12:13.9

Power StageEdit

The Power Stage was a 21.94 km (13.6 mi) stage at the end of the rally.

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Diff. Pts.
1   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 12:13.9 5
2   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia Ford Fiesta WRC 12:14.2 +0.3 4
3   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja Ford Fiesta WRC 12:17.7 +3.8 3
4   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila Toyota Yaris WRC 12:21.9 +8.0 2
5   Dani Sordo   Marc Martí Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 12:23.7 +9.8 1

Championship standings after the rallyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Breaking News: Meeke Wins in Mexico". wrc.com. WRC Promoter GmbH. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Rally Mexico Entry List". ewrc-results.com. ewrc-results. 17 March 2017. Retrieved 17 March 2017.

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