Sebastien Ogier won the 2015 WRC Rally Mexico after an exceptional performance that saw him lead the field since Thursday. This was his third win in Mexico after claiming victory in 2013 and 2014. Ogier crossed the finish line in his VW Polo R WRC with a 1 min 18.8s advantage over Mads Østberg who finished second.
There was a tight run for second place with Ostberg facing stiff competition from VW driver Andreas Mikkelsen. The two battled for almost 400 km trying to outdo each other, Ostberg eventually managing to put his Citroen DS3 ahead of the VW Polo R of Mikkelsen with a 6.3sec advantage.
Ogier scooped the maximum three points in the final live TV Power Stage after an astounding finish run while his teammate Mikkelsen was awarded two points. The final point in this stage was awarded to Hyundai driver Thierry Neuville. Ostberg’s major luck struck when he won the first marathon stage on Sunday morning with a 2.5s advantage over Ogier and 3.5s advantage over Mikkelsen.
Mikkelsen spun his VW Polo R in the same marathon stage after 45 km, damaging his dashboard. As a result the Norwegian had to drive with difficulty knowing which gear he was in. Ogier’s teammate Jari-Matti Latvala had an unfortunate run on Saturday after hitting a bank, resulting in a slow drive to the end of the stage. Speaking about his championship campaign so far, Latvala admitted that his hopes are slipping away day by day and that he now aims at rally-to-rally wins.
The next round of the 2015 WRC season will head over to Argentina on April 23 when drivers will face new challenges such as the new 235 km route from Carlos Paz in San Luis province. Two extra stages in north of Carlos Paz will comprise roads that have not been used since 2007.