Benito Guerra is Mexico’s best-known rally driver thanks to his Production WRC title in 2012. Indeed, that success was Mexico’s first FIA-backed motor sport title since Pedro Rodriguez in the early 1970s.
That led to his first, and to date, only ROC appearance in Bangkok where he partnered fellow debutant Ryan Hunter-Reay at Team Americas. Guerra predictably beat MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo in the group stage, but certainly wasn’t expected to inflict a shock defeat on WRC legend Sebastien Ogier. Nevertheless, that’s exactly what he achieved before being knocked out by Andy Priaulx.
He has gone on to twice score WRC points on his home round (2013 and ’14), and contest WRC2 in 2017 and ’18.
This year Guerra will fully embrace the Mexican flag and fans when lining up alongside another of his country’s finest, Memo Rojas, in the ROC Nations Cup before targeting individual glory in Race Of Champions.
2012 Word Rally Champion in PWRC
Mexican Speed Rally Championship 2006 and 2007
Champion of Rallies de Tierra (2010) and Mitsubishi EVO CUP, both in Spain.
Years contested: 2012 & 2019 (2)