Official King of the Hammers, GORM 24hr Rallye Race, & WRC Mexico Results, Starting Lists and Rankings *
WRC Rally Mexico Resultados para el piloto Guanajuatense
Unlike other teams that get special training at rally driving schools, have big shops with lots of
tools, or just simply been racing for years, WRT is brand new to this rally motor sport and had to learn fast
by racing their fast rally, a WRC event, in a rental rally car with limited resources and barely any recce.
This team has proved that they can race with the top world rally teams. Ponce is
the first Mexican American to have finished 2 WRC events in Class A6 without any prior rally experience. This unique
rally team knows how to finish a race and put on a great show for the fans as they proved once again at the KING OF THE HAMMERS
2011, the toughest one day offroad world class race on the planet known to man, where they raced on a limited
budget and managed to finish this brutal desert rock race!
TEAM WERK1 of Germany partnerned up with Ponce, the Minority Racer, to finish in 5th place in their
class at the infamous GORM 24hr Race. This was the first time a Mexican American ever competed in this type of racing
considered the toughest endurance rally race in Germany!
Primer team guanajuatense que compite en el WRC en la categoria A6 y ha logrado terminar sin
previa experencia en este deporte motorizado de rally. En el 2008 el piloto guanajuatense Ponce logro terminar en 2do
lugar (en un auto rentado de Benito Guerra Jr.) y fue nombrado piloto novato en la clase Puegeot 206 y gano la copa
Bernardo Audiberto por la mejor tripulacion mexicana. En el 2010 regreso con Bridge ya en su propio auto y terminaron
en 2do lugar en la clase A6 del WRC. En estas 2 carreras corrieron con llantas usadas. Ponce tambien es el primer
y unico piloto mexicano que compite en el serie Ultra 4 y ha logrado terminar el King of the Hammers, la carrera offroad mas extreme
del planeta. Ponce tambien ha participado y tomado podiums en el Extreme Fun Race en Venzuela, Nordic
Trial y EuroTrial en Noruega. Primer Mexicano en competir en la carrera GORM 24horas, la carrera mas intensa
de Alemania. Similar al Nurburgring pero en version offroad. Ponce logro quedar en 5to lugar. Ponce is the first mexican american
racer to ever drive a rally car from Mexico to the USA to get it prepped, then drive down to race WRC Mexico 2011 and drive
back to the USA. Director Novato de Morelia Michoacan gana premio en festival de cine en Los Angeles con su pelicula
The Ultimate Rally. Hotrod Ponce wins Best First Time Director Award at the Global Film Festival Awards in LA
First Time Filmmaker Hotrod Ponce
wins Best First Time Director award at the Global Film Festival in Los Angeles Feb 2018
First Time Filmmaker José Manuel Ponce
wins Best First Time Director award at the Global Film Festival in Los Angeles USA Feb 2018
GORM 2012 24hr Race - 5th place in Class T2
Racing for TEAM WERK1 with Michael Podlogar, Dennis Meyer, Jutta Kleinschmidt, and Hendryk Süssig
GORM 2012 24hr Race - 5th place in Class T2
First Mexican American to ever race and finish a GORM 24 endurance rallye race in Germany
GORM 24hr Race Awards Ceremony
Click and go to section 2:16:00 - 2:19:06 of the video
GORM 2012 (German Off Road Masters ) 24 hr Race
Ponce drove a total of 14 laps out of 40 for Team WERK1 to place 5th in Class T2 and 16th overall
GORM 24 Race - Schwerin, Germany 2012
Celebrating with Paris Dakar Winner Jutta Kleinschmidt
GORM 2012 24hr RACE RESULTS
Ponce and TEAM WERK1 placed 5th in class T2 and 16th overall out ot 45 teams. Click to see results.
First Mexican American to ever finish KOH 2011
started and finished 37th out of 100 teams - Click to see teh full race report
The toughest offroad race on the planet! First Mexican to ever finish!
KOH ULTRA 4 RACING WORLD RANKING POINTS
Started and finished in 37th spot at KOH 2011, and now ranking 84th spot out of 189 Teams
EWRC RESULTS FOR PONCE
First Mexican American to finish 2 WRC Mexico events with no prior rally experience
WRC World Ranking Charts - Last Updated May 2010
Ranking 144 in the WRC world ranking chart - Updated May 2010
* WRC MEXICO - Placed 2nd in class A6. Featured in Rally Buzz of Europe and World Rally Sport Mag of the USA. This was Ponce's
second rally, this time in his own rally car, with american co driver Bill Bridge. Even though the team had multiple mechanical
issues they finished every stage!
PLACED 2nd CLASS A6 and 25th out of 30 TEAMS * Click to see
* WRC MEXICO - Placed 2nd in the Peugeot Class, 9th in class A6, named rookie team amongst the mexicans, and awarded the Bernardo
Audibert Cup (Copa Bernardo Audibert). This was their first rally ever. They had no special training
or rally experience, and very limited resources. Raced in a rental car sponsored by Tecate Beer for the folks of Guanajuato
and in memory of Louie Alfredo Ponce.
Copa Bernardo Audibert Mejor Tripulacion Mexicana
Bernardo Audibert Cup * Rookie Driver amongst the mexicans in WRC MEXICO 2008
TAKING 9TH IN CLASS A6 & 2ND IN CLASS PEUGEOT 206! NAMED ROOKIE TEAM OF THE FIA WRC MEXICO 2008!
OFFROAD RACING RESULTS
2002 RAMSEY OFFROAD CHALLENGE - MEXICO - 5th Place Stock Class
2004 SANTIAGO EXTREME - 6th in Stock Class
2005 ROCKTOBER - USA - Awarded Longest Distance Driver
2006 UROC SUPERCRAWL - USA - 17th in Modified Class
2007 MXRRA ROCK RACING - MEXICO - 1st Place
2007 NORDIC TRIAL - NORWAY - 4th Place
2008 MXRRA ROCK RACING - MEXICO - 1st Place
2008 WRC MEXICO - 2nd place Peugeot 206 Class and named rookie
driver in Class A6 and amongst the Mexican teams.
2008 EUROTRIAL - NORWAY - 4th Place
2009 KOH LCQ - USA- DNF (Broken IFS on the first IFS rig at KOH)
2009 VENEZUELA FUN RACE - VENEZUELA - 16th Place
2009 MOROC ROCK RACING - USA - 3rd Place in Modified Class
2010 KOH LCQ - USA - DNF (Fuel cell and Tranny failure)
2010 WRC MEXICO - 2nd place Class A6 (First rally driver to ever
drive a rally car from central Mexico to the USA to prep it , then drove it back down to race WRC, finish and then
drive the rally car back to the USA).
2011 King of the Hammers - 37th out of 100.
First Mexican American to ever finish the toughest offroad race on the planet. Started and finished in 37th spot.
2012 GORM 24hr Race - First Mexican to ever
compete and finish the toughest 24hr endurance rally race in Germany. Raced with TEAM WERK 1 and placed 5th in class
T1 and 16th overall out of 45 teams.
2012 Maya Rally - First Mexican to ever participate in this
overland adventure. Flew in from Norway and prepped a Jeep Speed in less than 3 days to help guide teams into central
Euro Trial 2008 in Norway
First Mexican to participate in a Euro Trial
Nordic Trial 2007 in Norway
First Mexican to ever compete in an offroad event in Norway * Click for story
2005 ROCKTOBER - USA - Awarded Longest Distance Dr
Roundtrip drive from GTO, Mexico to Del Rio, Tx and wheeled, no trailer.
Racing World Class Events!
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