The French Sébastien Ogier (M-Sport Ford), five times world champion, won the Rally of Mexico and assumed the leadership of the World Rally (WRC) wielded by the Belgian Thierry Neuville (Hyundai i20) after their victory in Sweden.
The Spanish Dani sordo (Hyundai i20) and the British Chris Meeke (Citroën C3) completed the podium in this third race of the WRC season.
Frenchman Sébastien Loeb (Citroën), a nine-time world champion and six-time winner of the Aztec rally, finished in fifth place behind Norwegian Andreas Mikkelsen (Hyundai i20).
Ogier moved to the forefront of the competition on Saturday after taking advantage of a puncture from Loeb, who this year returned to the category with a reduced program of three starts. “I never thought of victory. When you face people who have a one second per kilometer advantage on the first day, it is very difficult to compensate "said Seb II.
The next date of the contest will be Tour of Corsica, where Seb I will also be, from April 5 to 8.