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ROCK RACER
02-12-2008, 14:47
AMIGOS,

Here is the official list of teams competing this Feb 28 - Mar 2 in the FIA WRC http://www.wrc.com We are the first team to ever be allowed to compete from Guanajuato, GTO (one of the host cities of the wrc rally), we are also the only rock racing and crawling team to compete in rally racing in mexico. This type of gravel driving is not new since we live here in guanajuato and know the trails. We, GTOROCKS® RACING TEAM, will be racing this rally in memory of my little brother.

Click here to see Entry List:
OFFICIAL FIA WRC 2008 TEAMS (http://www.rallymexico.com/pdf/EntriesMx08.pdf) 42 VEHICLES IN TOTAL (INCLUDING 2 SOLBERG TEAMS,3 FINLAND TEAMS, 2 SWEDISH TEAMS)

GTOROCKS® RACING TEAM #79 (Representing MXRRA® and the city of GTO)
Competing in CLASS A6 (17 VEHICLES IN TOTAL)
Jose Manuel PONCE - Pilot
Juan Sebastian AVILA - Copilot
Sponsored by por TECATE Beer!

RALLY VIDEO:
RALLY JUMPS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4vxLuwn2zA)

Hope to see you here. The airport code to fly into is BJX. More info at www.rallymexico.com (http://www.rallymexico.com)

WE WILL BE SPORTING A PIRATE4x4.NO® DECAL ALONG WITH A NORWAY FLAG ON THE PEUGEOT 206!

Thanx for your support. SEE YOU ALL AGAIN THIS SUMMER! NORWAY IS AWESOME!


OH, TOMMY I WILL BE GETTING ALL THE SHIPPING INFO FOR THE EURO RIGS FOR OUR NOV ROCK RACING EVENT FROM THE FIA STAFF AND WILL POST IT HERE IN MID MARCH.

SALUDOS = GREETINGS
Poncegrnpirate

ROCK RACER
02-14-2008, 18:22
AFTER ANALYZING THE WRC TEAM LIST, WE WILL BE RACING AGAINST SOME VERY TUFF TEAMS! WE ARE RACING IN CLASS A6. THERE ARE A TOTAL OF 17TEAMS FROM 13 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES. ONE OF THEM IS A TEAM FROM SWEDEN RACING IN A RENAULT CLIO R3. THE TEAM IS INTERSPEED RACING TEAM - Patrick SANDELL and Emil AXELSSON.

ROCK RACER
02-24-2008, 04:42
4 DAYS 20 HRS 20 MINS TO GO! WE WILL BE SPORTING THAT PIRATE4x4.NO DECAL ON OUR PEUGEOT 206! ;) HERE IS A PIC WITH THE FIA WRC ORGANIZER GILLES SPITALIER MARTEL AND THE MAYOR EDUARDO ROMER HICKS DURING A PRESS CONFERENCE IN THE CITY OF GTO, THEY ALSO INTRODUCED OUR TEAM.

Tommy
02-24-2008, 07:29
We wish you luck ponce, and remember to take pics of the car with the pirate sticker...

Blesvik
02-24-2008, 09:14
Good luck Ponce!!
I'm in your friend Tore Magic's garage these days, building Airshocks on my rig:)
See you in July!

ROCK RACER
02-28-2008, 09:24
Tommy, I will, here is one of the rig.

See you guys in summer!

ROCK RACER
03-06-2008, 04:18
THANX AMIGOS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

WE RACED HARD AND MADE PLENTY OF NOISE!!! THIS WAS OUR FIRST RALLY EVER AND THE FIRST TIME A ROCK RACING TEAM EVER COMPETES. THIS WRC RALLY IS ONE OF THE TOUGHEST COURSES DURING THE YEAR BUT WE MANAGED TO FINISH ALL THE GATES.

DURING THE FIRST DAY OF RACING WE MANAGED TO PULL AHEAD WITH THE FASTEST SECOND TIME WITHIN THE 9 PEUGEOT 206's, PUTTING US IN 10th PLACE IN THE WHOLE CLASS A6. THERE WERE A TOTAL OF 17 TEAMS RACING IN A6. (8 Super 1600cc with Turbo at 250hp and 9 Peugeot with 125hp). WHEN WE SHOWED UP TO THE PITS AT THE END OF THE DAY WE SWAPPED OUT A FRONT TIRE SINCE IT HAD TAKEN SOME DAMAGE ON THE SIDEWALL. WE ONLY HAD 5 TIRES SO THIS MEANT WE HAD TO RACE THE FIRST LEG THE NEXT DAY WITH ONLY 4 TIRES.

LATE AFTERNOON DURING THE SECOND DAY WE HAD SOME BAD LUCK ON GATE 2 AND DROPPED BACK DOWN 11TH. OUR CAR HAD TAKEN A BEATING AND THE CLUTCH AND REAR WHEEL BEARING WERE HURTING. SURPRISING TO MANY OUR TIRES 4 WERE STILL GOOD. AT THE END OF THE DAY ONLY 13 TEAMS SURVIVED. THIS WAS THE DAY WERE WE ALSO MANAGED TO DO AN AWESOME JUMP THAT WAS LATER SHOWED ON ESPN AND OTHER LOCAL TV NEWS.

WE NOW HAD OUR SPARE TIRE AND SWAPPED OUT THE TRANNY OIL WITH SOME LUCAS OIL, WE FELT MORE CONFORTABLE NOW AND IT WAS BACK TO SKINNY PEDAL TIME!! SHAKE AND BAKE! THE SECOND GATE WAS CANCELLED DUE TO OVER CROWDING OF FANS, THERE WERE OVER 50,000 FANS THERE AND IT WAS TO DANGEROUS TO PASS BY AT HIGH SPEEDS. WE BASCIALLY CRUZED IT FROM HERE WHEN OUR CREW CHIEF INFORMED US WE WERE BACK IN 9TH PLACE (SECOND FASTEST TIME OVERALL THE PEUGEOTS).

WE ARRIVED AT THE FINISH AND OUR NEW COLORADO FRIENDS FROMGO FAST (http://www.gofastsports.com) HANDED US A CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE. WHEN WE REACHED THE PODIUMS THE FANS WENT CRAZY, WE WERE EXHAUSTED AND AMAZED THAT WE HAD ACTUALLY FINISHED.

THAT NIGHT AT THE TEAM AFTER PARTY, PLENTY ASKED WHAT WERE WE THINKING. WE REPLIED SHAKE AND BAKE!

CLICK HERE TO SEE OFFICIAL WRC RESULTS (http://www.wrc.com/jsp/index.jsp?lnk=406&season=2008&rally_id=MEX)

CONGRATS TO ALL THE MEXICO PEUGEOT TEAMS! HERE IS THE LIST OF THE TOP 4 TEAMS THAT RECEIVED TROPHIES:
#72 RAUL DE ALCAZAR Y EDGAR BUDILLA - MORELIA , MICH
#79 GTOTOCKS RACING TEAM GTO, GTO
#70 JUAN CARLOS SARMIENTO Y ARMANDO ZAPATA - OAXACA
#76 LUIS ORDUNA Y LUIS ORDUNA JR. SAN LUIS DE LA PAZ, GTO

WE WOULD LIKE TO ESPECIALLY THANK NOE, MARIO, RAFA APRIL FROM TECATE, TEAM AGENTS JORGE CAMPOS AND LALO DIAZ, TEAM MANAGERS LUIS ARCIGA AND ALEX MARTINEZ , PIT CREW JOHNNY DESPAIN, JIMMY GARZA & HUGO BUSTOS, OTHON MARTINEZ FROM THE TECATE ROCK RACING TEAM, NORTH STAR MOTORSPORTS, GO FAST SPORTS, NORWEIGEN CHEERLEADERS, & TECATE MODELS. THIS RACE WAS DEDICATED TO LOUIE PONCE AND HIS SURVING FAMILY.

TAKE CARE AND SEE YOU ALL IN PRO ROCK AND XRRA IN JULY!
THE "MAGIC MAN" AND "EL DIABLO"

CLICK HERE TO SEE PICTURES AND VIDEOS (http://www.ajeepear.com/foros/index.php?showtopic=15675&st=20)

Blesvik
03-06-2008, 05:22
It looks like you had a lot of fun Ponce!:)

ROCK RACER
03-06-2008, 06:12
CEREMONIAL PRESENTATION IN GUANAJUATO (SAME PLACE WHERE MXRRA IS DONE) (http://www.rallymexico.com/wrcgallery/index.php?zone=Photos2008/Ceremonial%20Start&lang=en)

SHAKEDOWN WITH NEIL COLE FROM ESPN EURO (http://www.rallymexico.com/wrcgallery/index.php?zone=Photos2008/Shakedown&lang=en)

LEG 1 - DAY 1 (http://www.rallymexico.com/wrcgallery/index.php?zone=Photos2008/Leg1&lang=en)

LEG 2 - DAY 2 (http://www.rallymexico.com/wrcgallery/index.php?zone=Photos2008/Leg2&lang=en)

LEG 3 - DAY 3 (http://www.rallymexico.com/wrcgallery/index.php?zone=Photos2008/Leg3&lang=en)

MISC. PICS (http://www.rallymexico.com/wrcgallery/index.php?zone=Photos2008/Miscellaneous&lang=en)

PODIUM FINISH PICS (http://www.rallymexico.com/wrcgallery/index.php?zone=Photos2008/Finish&lang=en)

GTOROCKS TEAM WITH SUBARU CREW AND NEIL COLE FROM ESPN AND www.theneilcoleshow.com
http://laredocp4x4.casanovaspeedshack.com//urocpix/fiaresized/fia%20world%20rally/fia%20(108).jpg

FOR THOSE WHO RACE FOR THEIR COUNTRY, TECATE BREWERY PROUD SPONSOR CONGRATULATES GTOROCKS RACING TEAM FOR THEIR HARD WORK, PARTICIPATION, AND EXCELLENT RESULT IN THIS WRC RALLY! grnpirate

tusen takk!;)

http://www.worldrallyteam.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/bernardoaudibertcup.jpg

Tore Hansen
03-06-2008, 10:25
- NICE!! -fun of a lifetime:cool::cool::cool:

Blesvik
03-07-2008, 02:51
Er det Henning Solberg i forgrunnen her?
Ponce til høyre med rød skjorte.
http://laredocp4x4.casanovaspeedshack.com//urocpix/fiaresized/fia%20world%20rally/fia%20(108).jpg


Her er Hennings bil med Ponce's bil i bakgrunnen med døra åpen.
http://laredocp4x4.casanovaspeedshack.com//urocpix/fiaresized/fia%20world%20rally/fia%20(139).jpg

ROCK RACER
05-09-2008, 02:00
Found this little video entitled "From Loeb to Ponce, all competitors splash through the water on stage 2 of the 2008 FIA WRC Corona Rally Mexico in Guanajuato, Mexico."

WRC MEXICO VIDEO (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMwipzQVzwU&feature=related)