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Can Citroën pull a surprise in Mexico?

They certainly might, but it would hardly be a surprise, despite the careful predictions and very realistic expectations expressed by both Kris Meeke and Mads Ostberg before the event. Mads says he is still learning about the car and team, with more emphasis surely put on the former. However, the man is quick and does...

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Kubica: “I need to discover the rally for myself”

Here’s what everbody’s favourite rally noob said about the upcoming Rally Mexico. “From what I know, the stages of Rally Mexico are contested at very high attitudes. This means that there is a significant reduction in power which also influences the driving. “This year there will be a lot of long, very demanding stages and...

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Volkswagen facing the “dubious honour” of starting first in Mexico

Third event of the season and the first proper gravel rally, a chance to try and test the new rules concerning starting order for the first and then second and third day of the event. With qualifying system out of the picture, gravel events will now see crews start in the provisional championship order on...

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How Mexican altitude eats up your horsepower

Every event that features special stages at high altitude is a special thing for teams and engineers. The higher the cars go, the more power their engine will lose due to the difference in air density. The upcoming Rally Mexico will put these exact challenges before the teams and crews competing in this year’s World...

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Video: Robert Kubica testing a jump button on his Fiesta

For the upcoming Rally Mexico one of my picks in podium predictions and fantasy leagues and imaginary series will, of course, be Robert Kubica. As a good fanboy I will put his name on the list despite the fact that he did not bring me any points of virtual glory so far this year. I...

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Hyundai rallies on – Hayden Paddon joins the team for 7 rounds

Hey, wow! Read on. Hyundai Motorsport adds Hayden Paddon to its driver line-up Hyundai Motorsport has today revealed that New Zealander Hayden Paddon will join the team at selected rounds of the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), starting with Rally Italia Sardegna in June. The 26-year-old will be flanked by his compatriot John Kennard...

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