Why Mexico will reveal WRC title favourite

Why Mexico will reveal WRC title favourite

Mikko Hirvonen may have got off to the perfect start in Sweden, but as AUTOSPORT'S David Evans points out, Mexico will provide a truer relection of the state of play between the Finn and world champion Sebastien Loeb

Last month's Rally Sweden was the World Rally Championship’s one and only winter event. This weekend's event, in Mexico, is where we'll get a real idea of where this year's title fight is heading.

The first gravel event of the season is always eagerly anticipated; 200 points are on offer on this kind of terrain through 2010, so the driver who monsters the loose surface most successfully is the more likely to lift the crown at the season's end. And, let's face it, it's going to be one of two: Sebastien Loeb or Mikko Hirvonen.

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