Dani Sordo leaves its mark, Kris Meeke is still in the lead in Mexico


Kris Meeke remains at the forefront of the Rally of Mexico following the celebration of the first three sections of the day of Saturday. The british pilot, despite opening track, is showing a great performance at the wheel of the Citroen C3 WRC, to such an extent that treasures an advantage of 23.5 seconds to Sébastien Ogier. Thierry Neuville completes the provisional podium of the test at the wheel of a Hyundai i20 WRC Coupe that today it is rolling without problems. In fact, Dani Sordo has scored two of the three scratch in game, showing what could have been and not will be.

however, Dani Sordo began the day with 10 minutes lost after the problems of a mechanical -and organisation of the rally – which prevented him from contesting with the normal two super special at the Autodromo de Leon. As a result, the pilot spaniard came to the stretch of ‘Half Moon’ without any pressure, which resulted in the best time. Dani Sordo claimed the scratch in the SS8, taking advantage of his good starting position to be determined before its problems. For his part, Ott Tanak and Hayden Paddon rowed on this stretch to overcome Juho Hänninen and Stéphane Lefebvre respectively.

The story was repeated in the SS10, any time that Dani Sordo claimed his second scratch in a row, in this case ahead of Kris Meeke. The pilot in northern ireland responded well in their battle for the lead to Ogier and extended his lead at the front of the rally. All in all, not everything was so positive in the bosom of Citroën Racing, any time Stéphane Lefebvre had a track output in the SS10, being out of the race. I was not the only pilot with problems, every time that Lorenzo Bertelli poured his new Ford Fiesta RS WRC ’17.


Although on this occasion a fuel filter defective
not amargaba the day-to-Dani Sordo, Thierry Neuville and Hayden Paddon, the last
leg of the loop left lights and shadows for the three pilots of Hyundai.
Thierry Neuville is noted the scratch on the last leg of the loop, while
Dani Sordo was fourth. However, Hayden Paddon suffered a small
, impact not prevented him from marking a good time in the special and
even beat Juho Hänninen, the whole time the Finnish driver marked a
time very discreet, the fruit of a little dizziness

With these results, Kris Meeke holds a lead of 23.5 seconds over Sébastien Ogier, while Thierry Neuville closed the podium in 1:07.1 of the head. Ott Tanak has a comfortable fourth position, while Hayden Paddon has assaulted the fifth, perhaps the most coveted all time Juho Hänninen has fallen to three-tenths of a second of Tanak. points to the full by Jari-Matti Latvala, Eric Camilli, Pontus Tidemand and Elfyn Evans. Dani Sordo still has three minutes to cut if you want to rescue a point in the appointment of Guanajuato, a task that will not be easy.


In WRC2, the battle between Pontus Tidemand and Eric Camilli
is being very tight
. All the advantage which he had treasured the pilot Swedish
was wiped out in the first stage of the day and with your scratch, Eric Camilli was
6.3 second pilot of Skoda
. From that moment on, the duel between
both pilots was measured to the tenth, every time that Pontus Tidemand got the
scratch on the SS10. Both pilots were facing the stretch with a penalty of 10 seconds, so that the
battle is measured in equal conditions.

With all Eric Camilli managed to get away with it and
closing the loop as the leader in WRC2
after passing by 2.1 seconds to Tidemand in
‘The Jump’. The result of this advantage, the frenchman holds a margin of 1.1
seconds on the pilot of Skoda. Oblivious to this battle, Benito Guerra
closes the podium of the second category of the world
to more than two minutes and
middle of the head. Peter Heller is the fourth and last survivor, the whole time
Hubert Ptaszek has not been able to rehook it to the test.

Classification after ss11 state road from 14th Rally of Mexico

Position Pilot Vehicle Time / Difference
1 Kris Meeke Citroen C3 WRC 1:52.24.8
2nd Sébastien Ogier Ford Fiesta RS WRC ’17 +23.5
3rd Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 WRC Coupe +1:07.1
4th Ott Tanak Ford Fiesta RS WRC ’17 +1:59.0
5th Hayden Paddon Hyundai i20 WRC Coupe +2:48.2
6th Juho Hänninen Toyota Yaris WRC +2:48.5
7th Jari-Matti Latvala Toyota Yaris WRC +3:30.5
8th Eric Camilli Ford Fiesta R5 +6:38.1
9th Pontus Tidemand Skoda Fabia R5 +6:39.2
10th Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta RS WRC ’17 +7:34.3

The Rally Mexico will continue with the dispute and the third stage during this Saturday. The riders will face six sections, being the last three of the new super special. All in all, the pilots must complete a total of 67,67 kilometres against the clock.