GUANAJUATO MÉXICO IS THE THIRD ROUND OF THE WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP AND IT IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE TOP 5 OUT OF THE THIRTEEN EVENTS THAT RUN FROM JANUARY TO NOVEMBER.
The WRC Guanajuato Rally runs on the dirt roads that surround the host cities of Leon, Silao and Guanajuato, The Rally is divided into 21 special stages from Thursday to Sunday. Unlike other competitions, the Mexican event has different stages and you get to decide which ones you attend to, most of them with free access for spectators.
During the inauguration ceremony, the competitors are introduced
one by one, to hundreds of people, gathered at the starting line, just minutes before the stage one of the rally starts.
The first stage of the rally starts immediately after the Ceremonial Start in Alhóndiga de Granaditas. The route goes through the cobbled streets and the famous tunnels of the city of Guanajuato through the Glorieta UNESCO (Fuente de las Ranas), to finish with a super jump at “Pastitos” in front of thousands of people that go watch the teams complete the first day of competition.
THE RALLY CAMPUS
Everything that happens during the competition is controlled from here. The cars have to come back to their service areas twice a day for repairs, refueled and tyre changed.
During this event, fans are in close contact with teams and drivers. More than in any other automotive competition! Besides, the campus boasts sponsor stands, a food court, live music and activities for all the family.
ABOUT THE WRC
The World Rally Championship is a speed and resistance competition that is held in 13 countries (2018) over four days per round.
Unlike other disciplines, it does not take place in a racetrack, but on the roads that surround the host city. Depending on the country, roads can be asphalt, dirt or even snow and ice. The rally cars are manned by driver and co-driver.
Created in 1973, WRC is considered one of the hardest motorsports championships in the world.
SMT Newroom with information from Rally Mexico