Round 3 Rally México 08 – 11 March 2018
Round 3 Rally México 08 – 11 March 2018
Round 3 Rally México 08 – 11 March 2018

Service Park

León (UTC -6)


22 (345,60km)




2. Dani & Carlos
4. Andreas & Anders
6. Thierry & Nicolas

Rally México

Welcome to the first ‘proper’ gravel event of the 2018 WRC season. We have left the cold and snow of Monte-Carlo and Sweden behind us, as we begin our fifth participation in Rally Guanajuato México. The breathtaking backdrop of the Mexican mountains offers an unforgiving test with high temperatures and thinner air at altitude challenging both crews and cars. First appearing on the WRC calendar in 2004, Rally Mexico itself has been held since 1979, moving to León in 1998. The ceremonial start and opening stage takes place through the picturesque streets and former mining tunnels of Guanajuato. Among the other highlights are the El Chocolate stage with its unique combination of twists and turns, and the famous El Brinco jump, which always offers a thrilling spectacle.

Rally México Website


  • Reaching new Heights

    The deliciously named El Chocolate, at 31.44km, is the longest stage of the rally and the highest of the season,
    taking place at over 2,700m.
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    Spanish skills

    Mexico has the greatest number of native Spanish speakers of any country in the world –
    around 120 million.
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    Preserved heritage

    As of 2017, Mexico had 34 World Heritage Sites, as designated by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization),
    including the city of Guanajuato where the rally gets underway.
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    What’s in a name?

    Tequila and Tabasco are named after actual places in Mexico.
    There are 260m litres of Tequila produced in the country each year.
    The world’s smallest dog, the Chihuahua, is also named after a Mexican state.
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    Third in a series

    Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón worked on the third Harry Potter movie Prisoner of Azkaban, as well as winning an Oscar for space thriller Gravity. Let’s hope we can work our magic to keep our championship hopes afloat in this third rally of the 2018 season.



Dani Sordo / Carlos del Barrio (P2) • Andreas Mikkelsen / Anders Jæger (P4) • Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P6)

Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P3) • Hayden Paddon / John Kennard (P5) • Dani Sordo / Marc Martí (P8)

Dani Sordo / Marc Martí (P4) • Hayden Paddon / John Kennard (P5) • Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (Retirement)

Dani Sordo / Marc Martí (P5) • Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P8) • Hayden Paddon / John Kennard (P17)

Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P3) • Chris Atkinson / Stéphane Prévot (P7)


Latest Release

12 March 2018
Best ever in Mexico

Day 3: Dani and Carlos secure second place

Getting there

  • Aeropuerto Internacional de Guanajuato (BJX) – 25km
  • Ponciano Arriaga International Airport (SLP) – 200km
  • Miguel y Hidalgo y Costilla Guadalajara International Airport (GDL) – 232km
  • Mexico City International Airport (MEX) – 388km
  • Central de Autobuses, León – 2km
  • Service Park León – Rally Campus, Bulevar Paseo de los Niños 111, Zona Recreativa y Cultural, 37500 León (Mexico), 21°06’47.6”N 101°39’33.2”W

Calendar 2018