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2024 FIA World Rally Championship: EKO Acropolis Rally Greece

September 5 - September 8

Challenge

  • Hard base roads and high temperatures require careful management of tyres and cars.
  • Conditions are especially tricky on repeated stages, when rocks and bedrock unearthed during the first pass can be especially damaging.
  • Avoid mechanical issues. An opening leg with no service and long morning and afternoon sections on Saturday mean technical troubles will be severely punished.

Car spec

  • Gravel suspension.
  • Additional protection can be fitted to shield cars from the punishing roads.Servicepark
    • Located at the National Trade Fair in Lamia in central Greece, 220km north of Athens.Drivers can raise the ride height to guard against rock-strewn roads during the second pass of stages.
    • Pirelli’s hard compound Scorpion tyres will be the template choice, but soft compound rubber is also available. Each Rally1 crew will have a maximum of 28 tyres for the event, including shakedown.

History

  • The Acropolis Rally was first held in 1953 and was a founding member of the FIA World Rally Championship in 1973. In the 1970s it regularly comprised more than 50 stages and 850 competitive kilometres.
  • Apart from 1974, when it was cancelled due to an oil crisis, and 1995, when it was an FIA Two-Litre Cup round only, it remained in the series until 2010. It returned in 2011 but was dropped from the WRC at the end of 2013, after which it became a European Championship round.
  • In 2005 the Acropolis was named Rally of the Year following a hugely successful super special stage in a packed Olympic Stadium in Athens.
  • Colin McRae is the Acropolis master with five wins between 1996 and 2002. He won twice in a Subaru Impreza before a hat-trick of wins from 2000 in a Ford Focus.
  • Other winners include former world champions Walter Röhrl, Björn Waldegård, Ari Vatanen, Miki Biasion, Juha Kankkunen, Carlos Sainz and Sébastien Loeb.
  • Ford tops the manufacturers’ roll of honour with 13 wins.

Details

Start:
September 5
End:
September 8
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.acropolisrally.gr/2023/en/

Organizer

FIA World Rally Championship
Phone
+49 (0) 89 212 669 910
Email
info@wrc.com
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