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LEÓN, Mexico: Qatar’s Abdulaziz Al Kuwari was in a class of his own in winning the WRC 2 category in the 10th Rally Guanajuato Mexico in León, yesterday.
The Ford Fiesta RRC driver finished 12th overall on his Mexican debut and a staggering 9min 14.6sec ahead of Peruvian WRC 2 runner-up Nicolás Fuchs.
“I thought that it would be difficult but we started well,” said Al Kuwari.
“Thanks to Seashore and to M-Sport. All was okay and I am very happy to do 400km with no mistakes.”
Elsewhere, Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia to record their second successive FIA World Rally Championship victory.
The Frenchman’s huge winning margin of 3min 28.9sec also marked the first gravel success for Volkswagen’s new Polo R WRC and the ninth WRC win in Ogier’s relatively short career – his first came with Citroën in Portugal in 2010.
Ogier was able to slow his pace through the final stages, but he did manage to claim the maximum three extra points on the Power Stage to extend his lead.THE PENINSULA