World Rally Championship
The World Rally Championship (WRC) pits cars and drivers in a series of 2,3 or 4 day events through some of the toughest and most varied conditions on the planet! The routes of this motorsport adventure range from the ice and snow of Scandinavia to the stifling heat of Greece over surfaces including packed ice, smooth asphalt and boulder-strewn rocky trails.
Not surprisingly, the series is widely regarded as the most challenging motorsport competition in the world. Established in 1973, in 2013 drivers and manufacturers will battle it out for the 41st annual drivers' and manufacturers' championship trophies on rallies spread across 13 countries.
Mexico hosts the first gravel event with a couple of exciting new stages for 2013. In total there will be 23 stages over a competitive distance of 397 kilometers. The capital city of Guanajuato will host the traditional 1.5 kilometer Guanajuato Street Stage on Thursday, March 7th. Crews will also tackle a new 2.16 kilometer test through Guanajuato's Bicentennial Park, built 2 years ago between the cities of Guanajuato and Silao to celebrate 200 years of Mexican independence.
Every year, the organizers of Rally Guanajuato Mexico strive to incorporate more original and imaginative locations along its route to provide further thrills for drivers, teams, spectators and the media by taking advantage of the endless array of opportunities offered by the State of Guanajuato. The rock-strewn tracks and high altitude will continue to provide the main challenge for the WRC crews on their first of 2 visits to the American continent during the season.
For more information, visit www.wrc.com. Be sure to book early in the beautiful colonial city of Guanajuato. Casa Estrella de la Valenciana is located high above the city for your comfort and convenience in planning your motorsport weekend!