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Rally Mexico: Rally Route

Organisers have stayed faithful to their tried and tested format with few changes from Mexico's last WRC appearance. The major difference is the introduction of a short street stage in the middle of the opening two legs just behind the service...

Organisers have stayed faithful to their tried and tested format with few changes from Mexico's last WRC appearance. The major difference is the introduction of a short street stage in the middle of the opening two legs just behind the service park at Leon's Poliforum. Otherwise, just one Sunday morning test offers new roads. It is a highly compact rally, covering just 884.58km with 40 per cent of that being competitive, and the opening day's Ortega test climbs to a breathtaking 2737m -- the high point of the season. The rally begins on Thursday evening with a colourful ceremonial start in Guanajuato, where more than 60,000 people are expected to pack the streets. The town is a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site, famed for rich veins of silver and gold discovered centuries ago and extensive underground tunnels. All the action takes place north and east of Leon and the opening two legs end with two passes over a super special stage at the city's race circuit. The track hosts a double run on Sunday to close the rally. Drivers tackle 22 stages covering 354.60km. <pre> RALLY MEXICO ROUND 2 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 4 - 7 March 2010

Thursday 4 March: Ceremonial start Start Guanajuato 20.00

Friday 5 March: Day 1 Leon - Leon Start Leon 07.00 SS1 Alfaro 1 22.96km 07.28 SS2 Ortega 1 23.83km 09.01 SS3 El Cubilete 1 18.87km 09.49 SS4 Coca-Cola Street Stage 1.50km 10.57 Serv A Leon Poliforum (30 mins) 11.19 SS5 Alfaro 2 22.96km 12.17 SS6 Ortega 2 23.83km 13.50 SS7 El Cubilete 2 18.87km 14.38 SS8 Super Special 1 2.21km 15.53 SS9 Super Special 2 2.21km 15.58 Serv B Leon Poliforum (45 mins) 16.28 Finish Leon 17.13 Total 137.24km

Saturday 6 March: Day 2 Leon - Leon Serv C Leon Poliforum (15 mins) 07.00 SS10 Ibarrilla 1 29.90km 07.54 SS11 Duarte 1 23.27km 09.17 SS12 Derramadero 1 23.28km 10.08 SS13 Coca-Cola Street Stage 1.50km 11.21 Serv D Leon Poliforum (30 mins) 11.43 SS14 Ibarrilla 2 29.90km 12.52 SS15 Duarte 2 23.27km 14.15 SS16 Derramadero 2 23.28km 15.06 SS17 Super Special 3 2.21km 16.21 SS18 Super Special 4 2.21km 16.26 Serv E Leon Poliforum (45 mins) 16.56 Finish Leon 17.41 Total 158.82km

Sunday 7 March: Day 3 Leon - Leon Serv F Leon Poliforum (15 mins) 07.45 SS19 Guanajuatito 29.13km 08.43 SS20 Sauz Seco 7.05km 09.34 SS21 Comanjilla 17.94km 10.12 SS22 Super Special 5 4.42km 11.27 Serv G Leon Poliforum (10 mins) 12.00 Finish Leon 13.00 Total 58.54km

Rally total 354.60km

-source: ford

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