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Rally Sardinia preview | WRC 16/10/2012
Sebastien Loeb may have clinched his ninth world rally title on home soil last month, but the Frenchman has never made a habit of giving up… especially when another victory is up for grabs in...
So the big question is…who will be Ogier’s team-mate next year? Could it be another Red Bull-backed driver? Ogier would certainly like it to be...
When you’ve won nine world titles, 72 world rallies and pulverised every single record in the history books, what have you got left to prove?
Catch the highlights of the X Games 2012 rally cross competition as eight times World Rally Champion Sébastien Loeb and the Citroen team rise to Travis Pastrana's challenge and bring a distinctly...
- Acropolis, Greece
- 25/05/2012 at 12:00 AM
- 27/05/2012 at 11:00 PM
When you picture searing heat and the beautiful rocky roads of the Greek city of Acropolis, you can be forgiven for thinking it sounds like a joy. Throw in some unrelenting dust however and these factors combine to make the Rally of Greece one of the most difficult races on the WRC calendar. Where driver and vehicle are pushed to the limit in this stern test of both endurance and skill.
Greece made its comeback on last year's WRC schedule after a year break, and its absence was definitely noted. It's a firm favourite of fans which is seen by the sheer number of them that descend upon it. And despite its trickiness, it's also very much respected by the drivers. Being one of the most iconic events in the sport, coupled with its renowned difficultly means that winning it earns a significant level of kudos. The event has struggled with a fixed abode in recent years, its base chopping and changing between various locations in and around the capital of Athens.
The ceremonial start will take place in the historic Acropolis site in Athens while Friday’s stages are based around Kemena Vourla, where a remote service will be held. The Greek government is supporting the event, which will be used to promote tourism in the country. For the first time, the Acropolis Rally of Greece will have a promoter managing its interests, headed by Greek driver Aris Vovos. Fans are also being encouraged to get involved by voting for potential inductees and selecting the rally’s new motto through the event’s official website. The Power Stage will be shown live on television.