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Benito Guerra

Birth Date: 25 March 1985 Home Town: Estado de Mexico, Mexico
Nationality: Mexican Web: www.guerrajr.com

Benito Guerra Jr is a Mexican rally driver who took his first major title in 2012 by winning the FIA’s Production World Rally Championship.

After early-season wins in Argentina and his home event in Mexico, Guerra went into the finale in Spain still needing to seal the championship. In the end his six rivals faltered and Guerra clung on for a third victory of the year to seal the title in glorious style, 21 points clear of his nearest challenger.

The son of Mexican racing driver Benito Guerra Sr, it would have been hard for the younger Guerra to miss out on some kind of motor sport activity. Rallying was his chosen line – and he was 21 years old when he made his WRC debut at home in Mexico in 2006.

Guerra Jr has since made numerous WRC appearances, but has focused on the PWRC title for the last three years. Finally it all came good in 2012 as he teamed up with co-driver Borja Rozada to bring home the championship – and become only the second FIA world champion in Mexican motor sport history after the sports car crowns won by Pedro Rodriguez in the early Seventies.

Guerra will make his Race Of Champions debut in Bangkok in 2012, joining 2012 IndyCar Series Champion Ryan Hunter-Reay on Team Americas in the ROC Nations Cup.

 

Career Highlights

  • Production World Rally Champion 2012
  • 2012 PWRC victories in Mexico, Argentina and Spain
  • Won the WRC’s Group N category at home in Mexico in 2008

Other Achievements

2011 Finished in the top ten in the WRC's Rally Australia

2010 Spanish Gravel Rally champion

2006 Competed in first WRC rally at home in Mexico

ROC Highlights

  • Years contested: 2012

2012 will be Benito’s first appearance at the Race Of Champions


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