After first appearing on the World Championship calendar in 2004, Rally Mexico is now one of the season’s most popular rallies. The people from the León region quickly turned from curious onlookers into big fans of the WRC and the crews are now welcomed like heroes! This year, the excitement was even greater than before, since this was the first competitive outing of the World Rally Cars on gravel.
The major standout feature of the Mexican event, however, has little to do with the road surface. Varying between 1,800 and 2,700 metres above sea level, it is the altitude that makes life difficult for the engineers. The lack of oxygen has an adverse effect on both engine power and the cooling systems of the various components. If that wasn’t enough, air temperatures can linger around the 30°C mark with those in the cockpit as high as 50°C.
As usual, Martin Holmes will uncover the mysteries of this fascinating game where man and machine take on the elements and where every second counts. Enjoy Rally Galaxy and enjoy the spectacle of World Championship Rallying!