February 23rd to 25th 2024

Matthew Wilson leads Team GB into Rally of Nations Guanajuato battle

Matthew Wilson is the latest driver to be announced for next month’s Rally of Nations Guanajuato. The 35-year-old will lead Team GB’s lineup on the León-based April 1-3 event, competing in a Rally2 car. It will be Wilson’s first time rallying in Mexico since 2011 (when he retired with an electrical fault) and the former […]

20 Rally México stories #5 – Loeb v Ogier. It started here.

We were still a few months short of the infamous Rally Germany meltdown, but Sébastiens Loeb and Ogier had locked horns a few times before arriving at the start of the Guanajuatito stage on Sunday March 6, 11 years ago. That Rally México Sunday of 2011 is reckoned to have added another handful of spice […]

20 Rally México stories #4 – Tanak in the lake

Rally México is tough. Rally México is punishing. But no-one could have imagined what the morning of March 5, 2015 would bring. “There is no process written for something like that. You just need to do what you can and try to stay calm,” saya Richard Millener, M-Sport team principal. That something was a Ford […]

20 Rally México stories #3 – Meeke wins in the car park

This was supposed to be Kris Meeke’s year. It was 2017, Citroën had launched the new C3 WRC and the all-conquering Volkswagen was now gone. A door was open to go off and pull off repeat after repeat of his stunning Finland win from a year earlier. What he got instead was an unmitigated disaster […]

Mads Østberg confirmed for Rally of Nations Guanajuato

World Rally winner Mads Østberg has confirmed his participation in next month’s Rally of Nations Guanajuato. The 34-year-old will lead the Norwegian team’s effort on the León-based April 1-3 event. Østberg has tackled Rally México six times previously, but he’s missed the North American classic in recent seasons. Østberg, the 2020 WRC2 champion, said: “I […]


The launch parties had happened. The candidate rallies had come and gone. Documentation was done. It was time. Monday March 8, 2004. It’s the start of a week Patrick Suberville and Gilles Spitalier will never forget. It was the start of a week that would realize their dreams. And change their lives. Rally México was […]

Mexico’s Rally of Nations Guanajuato: how it works

Rally of Nations Guanajuato is different. If rallying met the Olympics, it would look like this. But what does that mean and how will it work on April 1-3? Rally manager Gilles Spitalier is here to explain all. Gilles, firstly… we already have a new name! GS: We do. We are proud to work with […]


ROVANPERÄ, WINNER OF THE INAUGURAL RALLY MÉXICO, WILL COME OUT OF RETIREMENT FOR RALLY OF NATIONS THIS APRIL  One-time World Rally Championship event winner Harri Rovanperä will make his first rally start in seven years on this year’s Rally of Nations Guanajuato event on April 1-3. Rovanperä, father of current Toyota factory driver Kalle Rovanperä, […]


THE EVENT LAST RAN A SIMILAR FORMAT – WHERE NATIONS COMPETE AGAINST ONE ANOTHER – BACK IN 2009   The Rally México organizer has demonstrated its commitment to a 2023 World Rally Championship return by launching the Nations Rally Guanajuato. The León-based event will run to the same format as the 2009 Rally of Nations, […]


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