Ford's Petter Solberg has chosen to run 14th in the order on the opening day of Rally Mexico.

Solberg got first pick of position after setting the best time in the qualifying stage, almost a second up on Sebastien Loeb [see separate story - here]. He opted for a position as far down the order as possible, usually best on a gravel event, as the road will have been swept clean.

The full starting order for the 14 priority seeded drivers is as follows, it will also apply to the short Guanajuato SSS tonight too:

Rally Mexico: Day 1 running order:

1. Armindo Araujo WRC MINI Team Portugal John Cooper Works WRC
2. Paulo Nobre WRC MINI Team Portugal John Cooper Works WRC
3. Sebastien Ogier VW Motorsport Skoda Fabia S2000
4. Ken Block Monster WRT Fiesta RS WRC
5. Chris Atkinson Monster WRT Fiesta RS WRC
6. Nasser Al-Attiyah Qatar WRT Citroen DS3 WRC M
7. Ott Tanak M-Sport Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC M
8. Thierry Neuville Citroen Junior WRT DS3 WRC M
9. Mads Ostberg Adapta WRT Fiesta RS WRC M
10. Evgeny Novikov M-Sport Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC M
11. Jari-Matti Latvala Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC M
12. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC M
13. Mikko Hirvonen Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC M
14. Petter Solberg Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC M