In its renewed history the whole event always lasts ten days that take place usually at the end of October. Currently the scrutineering, crew presentations, start and prologue are held in littoral resort town of Veracruz on the coast of Bay of Mexico. Veracruz is solely the place where crews can experience convenient seaside climate at zero elevation above the sea level. Right in the first leg the cars, crews and their servicemen ascend to the elevation of 2000 meters above sea to find out hospitality of the ancient town of Oaxaca de Juarez which serves as capital of state of the same name. In the closest proximity of the town lies Pre-Columbus Zapotecs’ town Monte Alban whose history reaches to the 5th century BC. It is the most southern located through point of the race track. The entire caravan of participants heads only North from this moment.
2nd through point is DF itself - thus Distrito Federal - capital of the country - Mexico City. According to some sources, DF is the greatest urban agglomeration in the world, with over 20 million inhabitants. After that the track climbes into the Querétaro region popullar for hosting the Mexican rallye, part of WRC. The highest point reached by the race cars is 3000 elevation meters in Morelia province followed by city of Guanajuato notorious for its mighty drug cartels. At the end of the penultimate leg, the race hits the famous spa town Aquascalientes that translates as “hot waters”. Short bath most definitely stimulates the participants’ blood circulation before the grand finale which takes place in the metropolis of the same named state Zacatecas, well known for not only the silver mining, but mostly for noticable collonial architecture. The town itself played an important role during Mexican revolution. The total lenght of race route measures 3300 kms and 580 kms out of it falls on speed tests. Every day the crews have to undergo on an average 450 kms of connecting legs and 100 kms of special stages. That is all happening in the temperatures often exceeding thirties and in the elevation between two and three thousands meters above sea level. All those reaching the finishing ramp are definitively the winners.