Mexico was a late inclusion in the calendar following the withdrawal of Rally Australia. The route is virtually identical to 2007 with just a few small variations to some stages. It has the shortest route ever for a WRC event, covering just ...
Mexico was a late inclusion in the calendar following the withdrawal of Rally Australia. The route is virtually identical to 2007 with just a few small variations to some stages. It has the shortest route ever for a WRC event, covering just 830.83km with a remarkable 43 per cent of that being competitive. It is based in Leon, 400km north of Mexico City, with stages to the north and east. It is the highest round in the series, with the opening day's Ortega test climbing through cacti-filled mountains to a breathtaking 2737m. It begins on Thursday evening with a spectacular ceremonial start in Guanajuato, which last year was packed with more than 60,000 fans. The town is a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site, famed for its beauty and underground road network. The opening two days comprise two identical loops of three stages before two passes over a super special stage at Leon's race circuit. The track also hosts a double run on Sunday morning to bring the rally to a close. Drivers tackle 20 stages covering 353.75km. <pre> RALLY MEXICO ROUND 3 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 28 February - 2 March 2008
Thursday 28 February: Ceremonial start Start Guanajuato 20.00
Friday 29 February: Day 1 Leon - Leon Start Leon 08.00 SS1 Alfaro 1 22.96km 08.28 SS2 Ortega 1 23.83km 09.51 SS3 El Cubilete 1 18.87km 10.39 Serv A Leon Poliforum (30 mins) 12.04 SS4 Alfaro 2 22.96km 13.02 SS5 Ortega 2 23.83km 14.25 SS6 El Cubilete 2 18.87km 15.13 SS7 Super Special 1 2.21km 16.33 SS8 Super Special 2 2.21km 16.38 Serv B Leon Poliforum (45 mins) 17.08 Finish Leon 17.53 Total 135.74km
Saturday 1 March: Day 2 Leon - Leon Serv C Leon Poliforum (15 mins) 07.30 SS9 Ibarrilla 1 29.90km 08.24 SS10 Duarte 1 23.27km 09.47 SS11 Derramadero 1 23.28km 10.38 Serv D Leon Poliforum (30 mins) 12.03 SS12 Ibarrilla 2 29.90km 13.12 SS13 Duarte 2 23.27km 14.35 SS14 Derramadero 2 23.28km 15.26 SS15 Super Special 3 2.21km 16.41 SS16 Super Special 4 2.21km 16.46 Serv E Leon Poliforum (45 mins) 17.16 Finish Leon 18.01 Total 157.32km
Sunday 2 March: Day 3 Leon - Leon Serv F Leon Poliforum (15 mins) 07.45 SS17 Leon 16.09km 08.28 SS18 Guanajuatito 22.30km 08.56 SS19 Comanjilla 17.88km 10.19 SS20 Super Special 5 4.42km 11.34 Serv G Leon Poliforum (10 mins) 12.07 Finish Leon 13.00 Total 60.69km
Rally total 353.75km