Volkswagen Motorsport’s Sebastien Ogier wins Rally Guanajuato Mexico – FIA WRC 2013

The Volkswagen Motorsport’s Sebastien Ogier has shown an outstanding performance in the FIA World Rally Championship. His racing season 2013 started with a good second victory at Monte Carlo in January and then a great victory at the Sweden Rally last month, in icy tough conditions. Now, here in 2013 Rally Guanajuato Mexico, Sebastiern Ogier has again shown his dominance by winning the second consecutive Rally after Sweden Rally with 16 of the 23 best times. His team-paring with Julien Ingrassia, has delivered outstanding victory and its a result of the hard work of his Motorsport Team, on the other hand the new Volkswagen Polo R WRC [#8] has not shown any problem, and perfectly delivered the best winning performance for the Sebastien Ogier with the victory of power stage also. The Volkswagen Motorsport team is really happy, specially Ogier, who said after their win , “This win will always be in my heart.”.

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Ogier has finished the race with a lead of 3 mintues and 28.9 seconds from the Mikko Hirvonen[Citroen Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team], who finished the race at second position. Due to the inconsistent performance, Hirrovan could not match against the unbeatable performance of Ogier. While, Thierry Neuville has taken the third position, the career’s first ever for the Belgian but due to his off-tracking at the stage no. 21, he could not make to the second place.

Sebastien Ogier From Volkswagen Motorsport Wins 2013 Rally Guanajuato Mexico

The fourth position is secured by Dani Sordo who was not able to get top pace of his Citroen through the complete weekend. The Ford Fiesta RS WRC’s Nasser Al-Attiyah who was the winner of Daker Rally 2011, has completed the rally at fifth position but in his career for the first time. For further detail about drive’s, Co-driver’s and Team’s overall position at and after the Rally Guanajuato Mexico, are mentioned below[please scroll-down].

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About the Rally : The Rally Guanajuato Mexico is a gravel-based racing event and for 2013 it has added some of the thrilling new stages which makes a total of 23 stages which covers a distance of 397 kilometers and the  daytime temperatures around 30 degrees.

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The next challenge is 2013 Rally of Portugal which will take place from April 11th to 14th, and will be the first normal gravel rally of 2013.

2013 FIA WRC – Rally Guanajuato Mexico

Position Driver / passenger Time Leading By Time
1 S. Ogier / J. Ingrassia 4:30:27.0 0.0
2 M. Hirvonen / J. Lehtinen 4:33:55.9 +3:28.9
3 T. Neuville / N. Gilsoul 4:34:50.8 +4:23.8
4 D. Sordo / C. Del Barrio 4:36:33.7 +6:06.7
5 N. Al-Attiyah / G. Bernacchini 4:39:01.6 +8:34.6
6 C. Atkinson / S. Prévot 4:41:55.0 11:28.0
7 K Block / A Gelsomino 4:42:15.3 11:48.3
8 B. Guerra / B. Rozada 4:43:16.8 +12:49.8
9 M. Prokop / M. Ernst 4:44:56.0 +14:29.0
10 E. Novikov / I. Minor 4:47:42.3 +17:15.3

2013 FIA WRC – Driver’s overall standing after Rally Guanajuato Mexico 

Position  Driver  Points from Rally Monte Carlo Points from Rally Sweden Points from Rally Guanajuato Mexico Total Earned Points
1. Sebastien Ogier 18 28 28 74
2. Sebastien Loeb 25 18 - 43
3. Mikko Hirvonen 12 0 18 30
4. Dani Sordo 15 R 12 27
5. Mads Ostberg 8 16 2 26
6. Thierry Neuville R 10 15 25
7. Jari-Matti Latvala R 14 1 15
8. Martin Prokop 6 6 2 14
9. Bryan Bouffier 10 - - 10
10. Nasser Al-Attiyah - - 10 10
11. Juho Hanninen R 8 - 8
12. Chris Atkinson - - 8 8
13. Ken Block - - 6 6
14. Sepp Wiegand 4 0 - 4
15. Henning Solberg - 4 - 4
16. Benito Guerra - - 4 4
17. Olivier Burri 2 - - 2
18. Evgeny Novikov R 2 0 2
19. Michal Kosciuszko 1 0 R 1
20. Yazeed Al Rajhi - 1 - 1

2013 FIA WRC – Co-Driver’s overall standing after Rally Guanajuato Mexico 

Position  Co-Driver  Points Rally Monte Carlo Points Rally Sweden  Points from Rally Guanajuato Mexico Total Earned Points
1. Julien Ingrassia 18 28 28 74
2. Daniel Elena 25 18 - 43
3. Jarmo Lehtinen 12 0 18 30
4. Carlos del Barrio 15 R 12 27
5. Jonas Andersson 8 16 2 26
6. Nicolas Gilsoul R 10 15 25
7. Miikka Anttila R 14 1 15
8. Michal Ernst 6 6 2 14
9. Xavier Panseri 10 - - 10
10. Giovanni Bernacchini - - 10 10
11. Stephane Prevot - - 8 8
12. Tomi Tuominen R 8 - 8
13. Alex Gelsomino - - 6 6
14. Frank Christian 4 0 - 4
15. Emil Axelsson - 4 - 4
16. Borja Rozada - - 4 4
17. Ilka Minor R 2 1 3
18. Guillaume Duval 2 - - 2
19. Maciej Szczepaniak 1 0 - 1
20. Michael Orr - 1 - 1

2013 FIA WRC – Motorsport Team’s overall standing after Rally Guanajuato Mexico

Position Motorsport Team  Points from Rally Monte Carlo Points from Rally Sweden  Points from Rally Guanajuato Mexico Total Earned Points
1. Citroen Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team 37 20 30 87
2. Volkswagen Motorsport 18 37 26 81
3. Qatar M-Sport World Rally Team 10 21 6 37
4. Qatar World Rally Team 0 10 25 35
5. Abu Dhabi Citroen Total World Rally Team 15 0 8 23
6. Jipocar Czech National Team 0 8 6 14
7. Lotos WRC Team 8 4 0 12

Photo Gallery of the 2013 Rally Guanajuato Mexico

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