Thierry Neuville (Hyundai i20) came second in Léon (Guanajuato) on Sunday in the Rally de Mexico, third round in the world championship. The victory was for the Frenchman Sébastien Ogier, in a Toyata Yaris 27.5 faster than Neuville. For second place, the 34-year-old from Liège beat Briton Elfyn Evans (Toyota Yaris) by four tenths.
Finland’s Kalle Rovanperä (Toyota Yaris), who is defending his world title, finished fourth in 1:55.3. The Estonian Ott Tänak already had mechanical problems on Friday and has to give up the lead in the championship to Ogier. He now has three points ahead of Neuville. Rovanperä is third on four points, Tanak is fourth on nine points. Among the manufacturers, Toyota is further ahead of Hyundai, which also misses the victory in Mexico this year. The next race is another asphalt rally. The Rally Croatia will be held from April 20 to 23.
Ogier was already the best in Mexico for the seventh time. He is now the sole record holder. His compatriot Sébastien Loeb won the rally in the North American country six times.