México might be missing from the World Rally Championship this season, but a Méxican will be at the sharp end of the WRC2 field with the news that Benito Guerra will drive a Škoda Fabia Rally2 evo in this year’s series.
Guerra will begin his program at this month’s Rally Croatia, which starts in just over two weeks. He will continue his association with Škoda, running a Fabia for the remainder of the season.
“I will do six or seven rallies,” he told DirtFish. “I will do enough to score the maximum points in the WRC2 series. It will be really nice to be back – I wasn’t in the world championship for a couple of years, so I’m looking forward to coming again.
“I did Rally of Nations for my warm-up event and now we’re ready for Croatia. I need to come back and find the pace quickly in the championship. I have experience for some of the events, but I never went to Estonia.
“After Croatia, it’s going to be Portugal, Italy in Sardinia, Estonia, Spain and for Finland as well. We will have a program big enough to fight for the championship.
“It will be really nice to be back and I feel ready now – México [Rally of Nations] was a good preparation. To have Mads [Østberg] and Adrien [Fourmaux] there to fight against, it was helpful for me.”
Guerra is, of course, no stranger to success in the world championship, having taken the PWRC title in 2012.
In Croatia he will be up against 28 other Rally2 cars with a trio of Citroëns (Stéphane Lefebvre, Yohan Rossel and Eric Camilli) starting as favorites. Early championship leader and reigning champion Andreas Mikkelsen will be absent.