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Mexico to feature underground stage

Sebastien Loeb, Citroen, Rally Mexico 2010Next year's Rally Mexico will feature the World Rally Championship's first underground special stage.

The organisers of the second WRC round of the season are running a street stage around the city, which is a World Heritage Site, just after the ceremonial start on the eve of the main event.

Rally Mexico's start in the colourful city of Guanajuato is one of the events of the season, with tens of thousands of fans turning out to pack the narrow streets.

This time around, there's going to be even more for the fans to see, with stage one taking place just around the corner.

The two-kilometre stage will run mostly underground through the city's network of tunnels, providing a spectacular start to the Leon-based event. The only other significant change to the itinerary for the March 3-6 event is running superspecial stages at the Leon Race Circuit after the final service on Friday and Saturday.

This is being done in an effort to let spectators who have been watching the mainstay of the day's action have a chance to make it to Leon for the side-by-side racing.

The Leon Street Stage which was introduced last year will remain next year, running before lunchtime service on Friday and Saturday.

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