HOME
The Info List - Benito Guerra, Jr.


--- Advertisement ---



Benito Iván Guerra Latapí (born 25 March 1985) is a Mexican rally driver competing for Citroën Racing, a privateer team in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) in 2013, with his co-driver Borja Rozada. In 2012 he won the Production World Rally Championship (PWRC) and became a World Champion.[1]

Contents

1 Personal life 2 Career

2.1 2006 – 2010 2.2 2011 2.3 2012 2.4 2013

3 Complete World Rally Championship results

3.1 PWRC results 3.2 WRC-2 results

4 References 5 External links

Personal life[edit] His father is Benito Guerra, Sr., a vintage racing driver like La Carrera Panamericana[2] and Notary public in Mexico City, his mother is Mercedes Guerra (née Latapí), a CPA. Benito has a younger sister named Mercedes, a fan of motorsport. Career[edit] 2006 – 2010[edit] Guerra Jr. made his World Rally Championship debut on his home event Rally Mexico in 2006, finishing the event in 26th.[3] In 2007 he started both Rally Mexico and Rally Argentina, but retired from both with mechanical problems. He finished 14th on the 2008 Rally México, winning the Group N category. In 2009 he won the Spanish Production title, winning the Spanish gravel title outright in 2010. He finished 15th overall and fourth in PWRC on the 2010 Rally México. 2011[edit] He began 2011 by finishing 11th overall on Rally Mexico, and then committed to a PWRC programme. He finished fourth in PWRC in Portugal, fourth in Australia and third in Spain. At the end of the season Guerra Jr. finished sixth overall, scoring 47 WRC points.[4] 2012[edit] See also: 2012 World Rally Championship season Benito and his co-driver Borja Rozada, won in México, Argentina and España rallies, plus a second place in Germany, thereby the Mexican-Spaniard duo got the PWRC world championship with 109 points, over the Argentinian team Marcos Ligato and Rubén García (88 points).[5] So, Guerra Jr. became the first Mexican rally driver to win a World Championship, and the second Mexican to earn a title in the world of motorsport. Until then Pedro Rodríguez(†) was the only one who had achieved in 1970 and 1971 at the World Sportscar Championship with JW-Porsche.

Race of Champions

As of the 2012, PWRC champion Benito Guerra Jr. is invited to participate in the 25th edition of the Race of Champions, from 14 to 16 December in Bangkok along with racing legends like Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel. His teammate of Team Americas is the Texan Ryan Hunter-Reay, 2012 IndyCar Series champion.[6][7] Guerra Jr. said: “This is a great end-of-season challenge and it’s fantastic for my career to be part of ROC 2012. I’m very excited to compete with all of these great drivers and join Team Americas with Ryan Hunter-Reay. See you all in Bangkok!” [8] In the Nations Cup race Guerra beats Jorge Lorenzo and the ROC Champion of Champions of 2011, Sébastien Ogier but is defeated by Andy Priaulx, due to a penalty. Therefore, the Team Americas is eliminated in the first round because Hunter-Reay is defeated in two of his three rounds.[9][10] For the Champion of Champions event Guerra Jr. bears little fortune and is eliminated in first round. At the end the overall winner of the ROC 2012 is the F1 driver Romain Grosjean.[11][12] 2013[edit] See also: 2013 World Rally Championship season Due to lack of sponsorship Guerra Jr. did not participate in Monaco and Sweden rallies but in his country México he started with Citroën Racing, a privateer team in the WRC in 2013, with his co-driver Borja Rozada. On his very first race in the WRC, as a rookie in the category, Guerra gets a great result entering in the top-ten of the Mexican rally, thus he gets his first four points for the championship ending at 8th overall position behind the winner Sébastien Ogier for 12:49.8 minutes.[13][14][15] Complete World Rally Championship results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points

2006 Benito Guerra Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII MON SWE MEX 26 ESP FRA ARG ITA GRE GER FIN JPN CYP TUR AUS NZL GBR NC 0

2007 Benito Guerra Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII MON SWE NOR MEX Ret POR ARG Ret ITA GRE FIN GER NZL ESP

NC 0

2008 Benito Guerra Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII MON SWE MEX 14 ARG JOR ITA GRE TUR FIN GER NZL ESP FRA JPN GBR

NC 0

2009 RMC Motorsport Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII IRE NOR CYP POR

ITA GRE POL FIN AUS ESP 30 GBR

NC 0

2010 Benito Guerra Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX SWE MEX 15 JOR TUR NZL POR BUL FIN GER JPN FRA ESP GBR

NC 0

2011 Ralliart Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X SWE MEX 11 POR 18 JOR ITA ARG 15 GRE FIN Ret GER

FRA ESP 24 GBR Ret

26th 2

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX

AUS 9

2012 Ralliart Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X MON SWE MEX 11 POR ARG 11 GRE 19 NZL FIN GER 16 GBR FRA ITA 24 ESP 18

NC 0

2013 Benito Guerra Jr. Citroën DS3 WRC MON SWE MEX 8 POR ARG GRE ITA FIN GER AUS FRA

24th 4

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X

ESP 14 GBR

2014 M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC MON SWE MEX 6 POR ARG ITA POL FIN GER AUS FRA

17th 8

BAS Motorsport Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X

ESP 18 GBR

2015 Benito Guerra Jr. Ford Fiesta RS WRC MON SWE MEX 12 ARG POR ITA POL FIN GER AUS FRA ESP GBR

NC 0

2016 Benito Guerra Jr. Ford Fiesta RS WRC MON SWE MEX 13 ARG POR ITA POL FIN GER CHN C FRA ESP GBR AUS

NC 0

2017 Motorsport Italia Škoda Fabia R5 MON SWE MEX 12 FRA ARG 12 POR 32 ITA POL 17 FIN GER 18 ESP 12 GBR WD AUS

NC 0

2018 Motorsport Italia Škoda Fabia R5 MON SWE MEX DNS FRA ARG POR ITA FIN GER TUR GBR ESP AUS

-* 0*

PWRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 PWRC Points

2010 Benito Guerra Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX SWE MEX 5 JOR NZL FIN GER JPN FRA GBR 18th 12

2011 Ralliart Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X SWE POR 4 ARG 6 FIN Ret

ESP 3 GBR Ret

6th 47

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX

AUS 4

2012 Ralliart Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X MON MEX 1 ARG 1 GRE 4 NZL GER 2 ITA 6 ESP 1

1st 109

WRC-2 results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 WRC-2 Points

2014 BAS Motorsport Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X MON SWE MEX POR ARG ITA POL FIN GER AUS FRA ESP 4 GBR 28th 12

2017 Motorsport Italia Škoda Fabia R5 MON SWE MEX 3 FRA ARG 3 POR 11 ITA POL 4 FIN GER 9 ESP 3 GBR WD AUS 6th 59

2018 Motorsport Italia Škoda Fabia R5 MON SWE MEX DNS FRA ARG POR ITA FIN GER TUR GBR ESP AUS -* 0*

References[edit]

^ Beer, Matt (November 11, 2012). "Sunday PWRC wrap: Guerra crowned". WRC.com. WRC.com. Retrieved January 12, 2013.  ^ "Resultados oficiales/Official results" (PDF). LaCarreraPanamericana.com.mx. LaCarreraPanamericana.com.mx. Retrieved January 12, 2013. [permanent dead link] ^ "Driver profile – Beníto Guerra jr". eWRC-results.com. eWRC.cz. Retrieved 13 September 2011.  ^ "2011 FIA WRC-3 Standings". WRC.com. WRC.com. Retrieved January 12, 2013.  ^ http://www.wrc.com/pwrc/results/ ^ http://www.periodico.am/aguascalientes/benitoguerraesconvocadoalraceofchampions-53342.html[permanent dead link] ^ http://www.raceofchampions.com/pages/common/RaceofChampions.aspx?pg=7619 ^ http://www.raceofchampions.com/News/general-news/guerra-to-partner-hunterreay-on-team-americas.aspx ^ http://raceofchampions.com/News/general-news/team-germany-win-sixth-roc-nations-cup.aspx ^ http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/104840 ^ http://raceofchampions.com/News/general-news/grosjean-crowned-2012-champion-of-champions.aspx ^ http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/104845 ^ http://www.wrc.com/results/ ^ http://www.wrc.com/results/2013/rally-guanajuato-mexico/stage-times/ ^ http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/105939

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Benito Guerra Jr..

Official website Benito Guerra Jr. on Facebook Benito Guerra Jr. on Twitter Benito Guerra – Guerra Jr.'s profile at WRC's official website Benito Guerra – Guerra Jr.'s profile at Race of Champions

.