2011 Acropolis Rally

The 2011 Acropolis Rally was the seventh round of the 2011 World Rally Championship season. The rally took place over 17–19 June, and was based in Loutraki, 85 kilometres (52.8 mi) outside the country's capital, Athens. The rally was also the fourth round of the Super 2000 World Rally Championship. The Acropolis Rally returned to the WRC calendar for the first time since 2009, after the event was not run in 2010.

2011 Acropolis Rally
57th Acropolis Rally
Round 7 of the 2011 World Rally Championship season
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Rally Acropolis 2011-SS3.jpg
Eventual winner Sébastien Ogier driving a Citroën DS3 WRC on SS3.
Host country Greece
Rally baseLoutraki, Greece
Dates runJune 17 – 19 2011
Stages18 (348.80 km; 216.73 miles)[1]
Stage surfaceGravel
Overall distance1,217.82 km (756.72 miles)[1]
Results
Overall winnerFrance Sébastien Ogier
France Citroën World Rally Team
Crews42 at start, 35 at finish

Sébastien Ogier took his third victory in five starts, having overtaken team-mate Sébastien Loeb on the final day of the event.[2] Ogier's winning margin was 10.5 seconds, with Mikko Hirvonen a further three seconds behind in third place. Juho Hänninen claimed SWRC honours with an overall eighth-place finish.

ResultsEdit

Event standingsEdit

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
1.   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia Citroën DS3 WRC 4:04:44.3 0.0 28
2.   Sébastien Loeb   Daniel Elena Citroën DS3 WRC 4:04:54.8 10.5 20
3.   Mikko Hirvonen   Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:04:57.8 13.5 16
4.   Petter Solberg   Chris Patterson Citroën DS3 WRC 4:05:23.1 38.8 12
5.   Henning Solberg   Ilka Minor Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:10:09.0 5:24.7 10
6.   Matthew Wilson   Scott Martin Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:11:39.0 6:54.7 8
7.   Kimi Räikkönen   Kaj Lindström Citroën DS3 WRC 4:13:13.7 8:29.4 6
8.   Juho Hänninen   Mikko Markkula Škoda Fabia S2000 4:16:19.0 11:34.7 4
9.   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:17:53.1 13:08.8 2
10.   Dennis Kuipers   Frédéric Miclotte Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:19:54.4 15:10.1 1
SWRC
1. (8.)   Juho Hänninen   Mikko Markkula Škoda Fabia S2000 4:16:19.0 0.0 25
2. (11.)   Bernardo Sousa   António Costa Ford Fiesta S2000 4:21:13.6 4:54.6 18
3. (13.)   Frigyes Turán   Gábor Zsiros Ford Fiesta S2000 4:22:36.3 6:17.3 15
4. (14.)   Hermann Gassner, Jr.   Kathi Wüstenhagen Škoda Fabia S2000 4:23:27.7 7:08.7 12
5. (15.)   Martin Prokop   Jan Tománek Ford Fiesta S2000 4:25:17.4 8:58.4 10
6. (16.)   Nasser Al-Attiyah   Giovanni Bernacchini Ford Fiesta S2000 4:26:23.9 10:04.9 8
7. (18.)   Eyvind Brynildsen   Cato Menkerud Škoda Fabia S2000 4:37:41.5 21:22.5 6
8. (23.)   Karl Kruuda   Martin Järveoja Škoda Fabia S2000 5:06:22.1 50:03.1 4
9. (24.)   Albert Llovera   Diego Vallejo Abarth Grande Punto S2000 5:10:50.5 54:31.5 2

Special stagesEdit

Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
Leg 1
(17 June)
SS1 9:08 Thiva 1 23.60 km   Petter Solberg 16:39.9 84.97 km/h   Petter Solberg
SS2 11:01 Elatia 39.10 km   Petter Solberg 27:42.6 84.66 km/h
SS3 13:39 Eleftherohori 18.10 km   Petter Solberg 11:20.6 95.74 km/h
SS4 14:28 Rengini 11.88 km   Petter Solberg 8:40.1 92.95 km/h
SS5 16:15 Thiva 2 23.60 km   Sébastien Ogier 16:39.5 85.00 km/h
SS6 17:48 Mavrolimni 25.05 km   Sébastien Loeb 18:18.5 82.09 km/h
Leg 2
(18 June)
SS7 11:02 Klenia Mycenae 1 17.41 km   Sébastien Ogier 11:36.2 90.03 km/h
SS8 12:05 Ghymno 1 26.28 km   Sébastien Ogier 18:34.3 84.90 km/h
SS9 13:20 Kefalari 1 18.40 km   Sébastien Ogier 13:42.9 80.50 km/h
SS10 16:20 Klenia Mycenae 2 17.41 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 11:20.0 92.17 km/h   Sébastien Ogier
SS11 17:23 Ghymno 2 26.28 km   Sébastien Loeb 18:11.6 86.67 km/h
SS12 18:38 Kefalari 2 18.40 km   Sébastien Ogier 13:25.2 82.27 km/h
SS13 21:33 Nea Politia 17.71 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 12:50.9 82.70 km/h   Sébastien Loeb
Leg 3
(19 June)
SS14 9:03 Aghii Theodori 1 19.42 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 12:49.5 90.85 km/h   Sébastien Ogier
SS15 9:34 New Pissia 1 11.37 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 8:15.1 82.67 km/h   Sébastien Loeb
SS16 12:05 Aghii Theodori 2 19.42 km   Mikko Hirvonen 12:33.7 92.76 km/h   Sébastien Ogier
SS17 12:36 New Pissia 2 11.37 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 8:04.5 84.48 km/h
SS18 14:11 New Loutraki (Power stage) 4.00 km   Sébastien Ogier 2:22.7 100.91 km/h

Power StageEdit

The "Power stage" was a live, televised 4.00 km (2.49 mi) stage at the end of the rally, held in Loutraki.

Pos Driver Time Diff. Avg. speed Points
1   Sébastien Ogier 2:22.7 0.0 100.91 km/h 3
2   Sébastien Loeb 2:22.7 0.0 100.91 km/h 2
3   Mikko Hirvonen 2:23.1 +0.4 100.63 km/h 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Itinerary" (PDF). Acropolis Rally. World Rally Championship; International Sportsworld Communicators. 14 June 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-26. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Loeb wins in Argentina". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 29 May 2011. Retrieved 29 May 2011.

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