2013 Acropolis Rally

The 2013 Acropolis Rally was the sixth round of the 2013 World Rally Championship season. The event was based in Loutraki, Corinthia, and started on 31 May and was concluded on 2 June after fourteen special stages, totaling 306 competitive kilometres.

2013 Acropolis Rally
59th Acropolis Rally
Round 6 of the 2013 World Rally Championship season
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Sébastien Ogier Acropolis Rally 2013 001.jpg
Sébastien Ogier during Rally
Host countryGreece Greece
Rally baseLoutraki, Corinthia
Dates runMay 31 – June 2, 2013
Stages14 (306.53 km; 190.47 miles)
Stage surfaceGravel
Results
Overall winnerFinland Jari-Matti Latvala
Germany Volkswagen Motorsport
Crews46 at start, 29 (+ 6 J-WRC) at finish

ReportEdit

Jari-Matti Latvala took his first win of the 2013 season, and his first win for Volkswagen on the Acropolis Rally. The opening forty-seven kilometre stage proved to be difficult, claiming three high-profile victims in Sébastien Ogier, Mads Østberg and Mikko Hirvonen in short order, and Evgeny Novikov emerged as the surprise early leader, building up a thirty-second advantage at the end of the first leg. The Russian's lead was short-lived, as he developed a puncture early in the second leg and was forced to limp back to the service park. Latvala took control of the rally while Andreas Mikkelsen in the third factory-supported Polo R began to work his way up through the points-paying positions. He ultimately missed out on a podium finish of his own, as Dani Sordo and Thierry Neuville each took their second podium finish of the season with second and third place respectively. Latvala's result was briefly challenged by Citroën, who believed his car was in violation of the technical regulations, but the protest was dismissed and Latvala's result was confirmed, allowing him to secure second place in the drivers' championship standings behind team-mate Ogier.[1]

Entry listEdit

Eleven World Rally Cars were entered into the event, as were sixteen WRC-2 entries and tend for the JWRC.

Notable entrants
No. Entrant Class Driver Co-driver Car Tyre
2   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT WRC   Mikko Hirvonen   Jarmo Lehtinen Citroën DS3 WRC M
3   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT WRC   Dani Sordo   Carlos del Barrio Citroën DS3 WRC M
4   Qatar M-Sport WRT WRC   Mads Østberg   Jonas Andersson Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
5   Qatar M-Sport WRT WRC   Evgeny Novikov   Ilka Minor Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
6   Qatar World Rally Team WRC   Nasser Al-Attiyah   Giovanni Bernacchini Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
7   Volkswagen Motorsport WRC   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila Volkswagen Polo R WRC M
8   Volkswagen Motorsport WRC   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia Volkswagen Polo R WRC M
9   Volkswagen Motorsport II WRC   Andreas Mikkelsen   Mikko Markkula Volkswagen Polo R WRC M
10   Abu Dhabi Citroën Total WRT WRC   Khalid Al Qassimi   Scott Martin Citroën DS3 WRC M
11   Qatar World Rally Team WRC   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
21   Jipocar Czech National Team WRC   Martin Prokop   Michal Ernst Ford Fiesta RS WRC D
36   Skydive Dubai Rally Team WRC-2   Rashid al Ketbi   Karina Hepperle Škoda Fabia S2000 D
37   Lorenzo Bertelli WRC-2   Lorenzo Bertelli   Mitia Dotta Ford Fiesta RRC M
38   Moto Club Igualda WRC-2   Ricardo Triviño   Alex Haro Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX M
40   Arman Smailov WRC-2   Arman Smailov   Andrei Rusov Subaru Impreza WRX STi M
41   Nicolàs Fuchs WRC-2   Nicolàs Fuchs   Fernando Mussano Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X D
45   Alexander Villanueva WRC-2   Alexander Villanueva   Oscar Sanchez Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X M
46   Marco Vallario WRC-2   Marco Vallario   Antonio Pascale Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X D
48   Seashore Qatar Rally Team WRC-2   Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari   Killian Duffy Ford Fiesta RRC M
49   Mentos Ascania Racing WRC-2   Oleksiy Kikireshko   Sergei Larens Mini John Cooper Works S2000 P
50   Mentos Ascania Racing WRC-2   Valeriy Gorban   Volodymir Korsia Mini John Cooper Works S2000 P
71   Motortune Racing WRC-2   Ala'a Rasheed   Joseph Matar Ford Fiesta RRC M
72   Juan Carlos Alonso WRC-2   Juan Carlos Alonso   Juan Pablo Monasterolo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X D
74   Robert Kubica WRC-2   Robert Kubica   Maciek Baran Citroën DS3 RRC M
76   Bosowa Rally Team WRC-2   Subhan Aksa   Nicola Arena Ford Fiesta RRC M
82   MM Motorsport WRC-2   Yuriy Protasov   Kuldar Sikk Ford Fiesta RRC M
83   Oleksiy Tamrazov WRC-2   Oleksiy Tamrazov   Pavlo Cherepin Ford Fiesta RRC M
100   Sander Pärn J-WRC   Sander Pärn   Ken Järveoja Ford Fiesta R2 H
102   Pontus Tidemand J-WRC   Pontus Tidemand   Ola Fløene Ford Fiesta R2 H
103   Styllex Motorsport J-WRC   Martin Koči   Petr Starý Ford Fiesta R2 H
104   Andreas Amberg J-WRC   Andreas Amberg   Mikko Lukka Ford Fiesta R2 H
105   ACSM Rallye Team J-WRC   José Antonio Suárez   Cándido Carrera Ford Fiesta R2 H
106   Castrol Ford Team Türkiye J-WRC   Murat Bostancı   Onur Vatansever Ford Fiesta R2 H
107   Michaël Burri J-WRC   Michaël Burri   Gabin Moreau Ford Fiesta R2 H
108   Niko-Pekka Nieminen J-WRC   Niko-Pekka Nieminen   Mikael Korhonen Ford Fiesta R2 H
109   Marius Aasen J-WRC   Marius Aasen   Marlene Engan Ford Fiesta R2 H
110   Yeray Lemes J-WRC   Yeray Lemes   Rogelio Peñate Ford Fiesta R2 H
Icon Class
WRC WRC entries eligible to
score manufacturer points
WRC Major entry ineligible to
score manufacturer points
WRC-2 Registered to take part in
WRC-2 championship
WRC-3 Registered to take part in
WRC-3 championship
J-WRC Registered to take part in
Junior WRC championship

ResultsEdit

Event standingsEdit

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
Overall Classification
1.   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila Volkswagen Polo R WRC 3:31:01.2 0.0 25
2.   Dani Sordo   Carlos del Barrio Citroën DS3 WRC 3:32:51.2 +1:50.0 18
3.   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsou Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:33:15.3 +2:14.1 15
4.   Andreas Mikkelsen   Mikko Markkula Volkswagen Polo R WRC 3:34:56.3 +3:55.1 13
5.   Nasser Al-Attiyah   Giovanni Bernacchini Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:35:13.8 +4:12.6 10
6.   Mads Østberg   Jonas Andersson Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:36:49.9 +5:48.7 8
7.   Martin Prokop   Michal Ernst Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:38:23.6 +7:22.4 6
8.   Mikko Hirvonen   Jarno Lehtinen Citroën DS3 WRC 3:38:57.8 +7:56.6 4
9.   Evgeny Novikov   Ilka Minor Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:39:13.0 +8:11.8 4
10.   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia Volkswagen Polo R WRC 3:41:11.5 +10:10.3 4
WRC-2
1. (11.)   Robert Kubica   Maciek Baran Citroën DS3 RRC 3:46:20.3 0:00.0 25
2. (12.)   Yuriy Protasov   Kuldar Sikk Ford Fiesta RRC 3:47:50.1 +1:29.8 18
3. (13.)   Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari   Killian Duffy Ford Fiesta RRC 3:48:33.6 +2:13.3 15
4. (14.)   Oleksiy Tamrazov   Pavlo Cherepin Ford Fiesta RRC 3:54:03.9 +7:43.6 12
5. (15.)   Rashid al Ketbi   Karina Hepperle Škoda Fabia S2000 4:05:11.8 +18:51.5 10
6. (16.)   Nicolàs Fuchs   Fernando Mussano Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 4:07:26.7 +21:06.4 8
7. (17.)   Arman Smailov   Andrei Rusov Subaru Impreza WRX STi 4:08:46.1 +22:25.8 6
8. (18.)   Valeriy Gorban   Volodymir Korsia Mini John Cooper Works S2000 4:12:23.1 +26:02.8 4
9. (19.)   Oleksiy Kikireshko   Sergei Larens Mini John Cooper Works S2000 4:16:28.2 +30:07.9 2
10. (20.)   Juan Carlos Alonso   Juan Pablo Monasterolo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 4:18:51.2 +32:30.9 1
Junior WRC
1.   José Antonio Suárez   Cándido Carrera Ford Fiesta R2 4:33:17.8 0.0 26
2.   Pontus Tidemand   Ola Fløene Ford Fiesta R2 4:34:22.0 +1:04.2 26
3.   Sander Pärn   Ken Järveoja Ford Fiesta R2 4:41:55.2 +8:37.4 15
4.   Michael Burri   Gabin Moreau Ford Fiesta R2 4:49:21.4 +16:03.6 12
5.   Niko-Pekka Nieminen   Mikael Korhonen Ford Fiesta R2 4:51:51.2 +18:33.4 10
6.   Martin Koči   Petr Starý Ford Fiesta R2 4:53:21.7 +20:03.9 9
Ret.   Yeray Lemes   Rogelio Peñate Ford Fiesta R2 - - 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Happy Anniversary for Latvala". WRC.com. 2 June 2013. Retrieved 4 September 2013.