If you can't see the heart-pounding insanity that will be Rally Guanajuato, Mexico 2012 in person, you'll still be able to partake in the action of the next World Rally Championship race online, although you'll miss out on the historic splendor of Alhóndiga de Granaditas.

The next rally of the World Rally Championship is set to take place from March 8 to 11, 2012, and the route will cover a total of 267.42 miles in 25 stages over four days. The most exciting of those stages will be a withering 34.2 mile stage on the final day of the event and the opening Guanajuato Street Stage.

The Guanajuato Street Stage follows a 0.62 mile stage through the tunnels and corners in the center of Guanajuato, a UNESCO World Heritage Site strewn with historic architecture and winding streets which make it both a beautiful and rigorous race stage. 

The Guanajuato Street Stage begins Thursday at 7 pm EST from the Alhóndiga De Granaditas, the impressive late 18th century public granary at the center of the city.

Only some of the 25 stages will be online, but World Rally Championship fans with a bit of a Spanish or a willingness to poke around can watch the Guanajuato Street Stage broadcast live online via Escudería Telmex. The stage will be broadcast live by TV4 Guanajuato, and online viewers will get the same commentary as fans actually at the race.

Stage maps for WRC Rally Guanajuato, Mexico 2012 are available here.