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Martin set for Mexican wave?

Team-mate Gigi Galli however retired on the first stage with broken suspension, he was the only other works retirement - taking the current tally to two.

"We're not too sure what happened to be honest," he said. "The stages were quite rough and I think that was the reason the front right suspension broke about two thirds of the way through the first stage this morning. We managed to make repairs and drive out but we couldn't continue. I'm a bit disappointed as I really need to cover as many kilometres as possible in this car for experience. But with rallying you have to expect the unexpected."

Of the rest Jussi Valimaki heads the privateer runners, seventh overall, while Anthony Warmbold is ninth and Production Car World Rally Championship leader, Daniel Sola completes the top ten.

Sola, who is over 3 minutes up on Toshi Arai, who is second in the PCWRC category, commented: "Today has been hard, but very good. I have driven fast where it is possible to drive fast and the car is working well. I can slow down a bit now, but I don't want to lose concentration."

In total 28 cars completed the second leg, bringing the total number of retirements to just over 50 per cent [54 cars took the ceremonial start on Thursday].

The third and final leg of Corona Rally Mexico starts tomorrow at 0630hrs, when the remaining cars will leave Leon parc ferme for the first service of the day. Crews will then travel east of Leon to contest the final five stages (two of which are repeated), and a total of 132.06 competitive kilometres. The winning car is expected to cross the finish ramp at 1430hrs.





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