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Championship status
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Rally Mexico 2012 counts for:

2012 FIA World Rally Championship for Drivers/Co-drivers
2012 FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers
2012 FIA Production Car World Championship (for drivers)

Facts
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 495th WRC rally 
 Round of season: 3 of 13 
 Official name: Rally Guanajuato Mexico 
 Edition: 26th 
 Date: from Thursday 8-Mar-2012 to Sunday 11-Mar-2012 
 Rally HQ: Leon, Guanajuato; Mexico 
 Clerk of the Course: Jaime del Palacio 
 Surface: Gravel 
 
 Entries: 31  
 Starters: 27  
 Finishers: 19 (70.4% of starters) 
 
 Stages: 24 
 Shortest: 1.05km(SS1 DC Shoes Street Stage Guanajuato)
 Longest: 54.30km(SS22 Guanajuatito)
 Slowest: 40.95km/h(SS18 Super Special 3)
 Fastest: 105.06km/h(SS20 Comanjilla 2)
 Planned stage distance: 406.82km(35.4% of total distance)
 Actual stage distance: 380.92km(33.2% of total distance)
 Road section distance: 766.89km
 Total distance: 1,147.81km
Milestones
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 DRIVERS - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 69th win and 105th podium for Sebastien Loeb.
 Second place was 53rd podium for Mikko Hirvonen. 
 Third place was 49th podium for Petter Solberg. 
 MAKES - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 82nd win and 1-2 win were 192nd to 193rd podiums for Citroen.
    Third place was 301st podium for Ford.
Sebastien Loeb
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Loeb was initially outpaced by both Latvala and Hirvonen, but following Ford's punctures in first day, he took the lead and kept it. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Jari-Matti Latvala
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Latvala scored most stage wins and led the until he hit a rock and lost a minute. On course to finish third, his mindless and unnecessary charge on longest stage resulted a roll and retirement. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Thierry Neuville
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Citroen Junior Team driver Thierry Neuville ran as high as 4th and scored first stage win, in only his 9th WRC event and 3rd in WRC car. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Related links
Rally Sweden 2012
Portugal 2012
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