M-Sport will live a Rally of Mexico very special and with many open fronts. However, the preparer of Cumbria will defend his lead in the standings and will do so with three pilots who have fond memories of the event in Guanajuato. However, Sébastien Ogier made his debut in the WRC in the Rally of Mexico in 2008, to test it, also added their first points with a Citroën C2 S1600. Ott Tanak also scored his first points in the World in the appointment of mexican, while Elfyn Evans has added two fourthplace in his two previous years with M-Sport.
Sébastien Ogier arrives at the Rally Mexico as the second-ranked and
that means no open track for the first time since 2014. A factor to
take into account in a test in which Ogier has accumulated five podiums and
three wins: “I Made my debut in the WRC in Mexico, so it is always
nice to be back here. Always receive a warm welcome from the
amateur. There is great passion for this sport. For the first time in several
years we will not open track, but will continue to be a great challenge. We’re going to
be the second car in the first stage, so it is still clean
In this aspect, Ogier has a clear strategy:
“we will Try to be as close as possible of the rivals after the first
day and then see what we can do in conditions more consistent. We have
had a good start to the season, but now starting something
different. Here is where we are going to have the first idea of where the
car on gravel and the performance of the Party in this area. We had
a test last week very useful and a lot of kilometres, but there is
nothing that can replace the competition. is Going to be a rally interesting and
I hope we can continue with our good performance at the same time
we continue to progresando”.
Ott Tanak scored his first points in Mexico and also lived in one of the episodes most harrowing of his career after falling into a lake. All in all, the Estonian feels attraction for the appointment mexican: “There are two thing to keep in mind in Mexico, the heat and the altitude. You have to get used to the climate, because the stages have to be strong from the beginning. The high altitude means that we have much less power and is something to keep in mind. you have to be clean and precise in the drawn to maintain the speed all the time”.
“The stages are nice and soft, but the sections also traps. it Is important to make a clean run, since there are a lot of new aerodynamics on these cars and no one wants to lose anything,” recognizes Ott Tanak, to conclude: “We have accumulated many miles during the test last week, but we’ll have to wait and see how the rally. We have not had a great experience on gravel until now, so that the key is to find a good rhythm from the beginning. We will be near opening track and that is something that I have never experienced. is Going to be a rally with many things to discover“.
Within the different fronts opened by M-Sport, Lorenzo Bertelli will debut with a Ford Fiesta RS WRC ’17, Eric Camilli seek victory in WRC2 and Elfyn Evans will try to take a step forward with the Fiesta painted with the colors of DMACK, as recognized in: “The first rally on gravel of the year will be interesting, and think that the whole world is waiting to see what you can do. The altitude makes this event unique and with the high temperatures is a major challenge. It is necessary to adapt the driving style to get more performance. With the reduction of power you have to be very smooth at the wheel to maintain the momentum in the curves. A career smart can give us results. There are that find the balance between risk and speed“.