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Gaps may be big, but so is the Guanajuatito

Sure enough, Sebastien Ogier’s lead in Mexico is what you could call solid and/or pretty significant. Same goes for the advantage Jari-Matti Latvala has over Thierry Neuville – three and a half minutes is enough time to stop, have a Corona and move on while still maintaining the lead over your rival. Further down the...

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Thanks a lot, Rally Mexico!

Thanks a lot, Rally Mexico. No really, thanks a lot. Was it too much to hope for a clean day and no dramas so we can enjoy the big battles and close duels up until the very end of the event. Apparently yes it was! It could have been so nice, but no. No! Rally...

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Sebastien Ogier knows no dust

What’s a little dust but a thing to play in. Before the first day of Rally Mexico everybody and their favourite teacher predicted huge time losses for the front runners, the championship leaders, who were, under the new rules, set to tackle the stages first and therefore lose a lot of time dealing with the...

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Mads Ostberg leads the show in Mexico

First loop of Friday stages is behind us and it was one hell of a loop. All sorts of things came into play, from dust on some sections on the first stage, to some mechanical or confidence issues to inevitable mistakes by drivers and co-drivers alike. Busy morning in Mexico, to say the least. In...

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12 drivers and 10 nations in 2014 JWRC (so far)

If anything, this year’s Junior World Rally Championship will be very international in its character, which is very nice indeed. As the recent news bit from Citroën Racing revealed, FIA has received the total of 12 registrations for crews coming from 10 countries. I am not sure if there is a deadline for entries and...

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Mexican chances for M-Sport

Long stages, high temperatures, demanding altitude – that more or less sums up every preview of the upcoming third round of the season in Mexico. M-Sport World Rally Team preview is no different, explaining why engines will produce less power in Mexico and why not all gravel events are the same – not many of...

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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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