The Volkswagen Polo R WRC has become the great conqueror of the sections of Guanajuato. Since his arrival at the championship, the car the German firm has won the three times he has stepped on mexican land. An axiom that has as protagonist to the current leader of the championship, since Sebastien Ogier has been the one who has scored the last three wins in the Rally of Mexico. With an aerodynamic and a power top, the high altitude in the contesting sections of the test have never been a problem for the engine of the Polo.
As we say, Sebastien Ogier arrives at the Rally of Mexico immersed in numerous gusts. The frenchman has won the last three editions of the test, but also has won the first two appointments of calendar 2016. However, the great challenge of Ogier is matching its highest run of consecutive wins in the WRC in the test that meets 100 appearances in the championship: “A victory in the Rally of Mexico would be the best way to celebrate my race number 100, although it will not be easy. I am very excited about the dispute of the first rally of the land of the season. I have many memories of Mexico and fantastic fans there”.
by way of technical analysis, the leader of the WRC states: “The last three visits to Mexico have been very successful for us. One of the key factors is the high altitude and the mountain air, it seems that you feel very well in the Volkswagen Polo R WRC. I hope also to be like in 2016″. Despite having the vehicle of reference and be the big favorite, Ogier keeps the feet on the ground: “Julien Ingrassia and I don’t want to have an excess of confidence and we are going to be as focused as always when you start the rally“.
The second candidate to the victory of Volkswagen is Jari-Matti
Latvala, although the situation in Finnish is not as positive. In Mexico
has alternated podiums with dropouts or actions are very discrete. To that
add its start with a double 0 at the ‘Monte’ and Sweden: “Mexico
it will be the first rally of earth of the year. Presents a difficult surface
because there is a layer of fine gravel that covers it all and does it
slippery. The surface is cleaned with the past of the car. This
means that is a advantage to boot back always and when not
In this aspect, Jari-Matti Latvala hopes to get
advantage. The finn is optimistic with their chances: “I Had
some bad luck in Monte carlo and Sweden. As is logical, when
you start with two bad results, the sensations are not at all
positive and more if you are at the beginning of the season. However, I’m
trying to be positive and I am sure that things will go better
from now on. The trophies are only delivered at the end of the season.
For the moment I hope that the weekend goes well in the
Andreas Mikkelsen is second in the championship
after adding a podium and a fourth place in the first two quotes of the
season: “things did Not go as they were planned in Sweden, but
for the moment I’m happy with the season. Now we are in Mexico
a test in which you always wish to compete and more this year, with some
new special. Will be a great challenge for us and for the Polo R WRC.
It is important to always keep the speed up for the problems
represents compete at altitude. We also need to