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Result - BP Ultimate Acropolis Rally [amended]

1 January 1901

Marcus Gronholm ends Sebastien Loeb's winning run, taking 2min 26secs victory in Greece; Hirvonen completes 1-3 for BP Ford; Gardemeister, both Solbergs, Sordo and Pons all score; Nasser Al-Attiyah wins PWRC after overcoming 5min time penalty on final leg...


Overall standings after SS18 / Leg 3 - top 20:

1. Marcus Gronholm BP Ford Focus RS WRC 06 3hours 56mins 26.8secs M1
2. Sebastien Loeb Kronos Citroen Xsara WRC 06 +02mins 26.8secs M1
3. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Focus RS WRC 06 +03mins 43.8secs M1
4. Toni Gardemeister Astra Citroen Xsara WRC +04mins 20.8secs
5 Henning Solberg OMV Peugeot Norway 307 WRC +04mins 55.6secs M2
6. Daniel Sordo Kronos Citroen Xsara WRC +04mins 56.4secs
7. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2006 +05mins 34.4secs M1
8. Xavier Pons Kronos Citroen Xsara WRC 06 +08mins 19.0secs M1
9. Jussi Valimaki Mitsubishi Lancer WRC +11mins 28.7secs
10. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 05 +13mins 30.8secs M2

11. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2006 +14mins 01.8secs M1
12. Harri Rovanpera Red Bull Skoda Fabia WRC 06 +14mins 35.6secs M2
13. Francois Duval First Skoda Fabia WRC +18mins 04.4secs
14. Andreas Aigner Red Bull Skoda Fabia WRC 05 +20mins 50.9secs M2
15. Aris Vovos Atolye Kazaza Subaru Impreza S11 +26mins 50.3secs
16. Jan Kopecky Czech RT Skoda Fabia WRC +28mins 18.8secs
17 Manfred Stohl OMV Peugeot Norway 307 WRC +29mins 43.0secs M2
18 Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza +32mins 16.5secs P
19. Gabriel Pozzo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +32mins 28.5secs P
20. Aki Teiskonen Subaru Impreza +32mins 46.9secs P

Overall PCWRC after SS18 / Leg 3 - top 10:

1. Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza 4hours 23mins 43.3secs P
2 Gabriel Pozzo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 12.0secs P
3. Aki Teiskonen Subaru Impreza +00mins 30.4secs P
4. Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +03mins 54.1secs P*
5. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza +04mins 54.4secs P
6. Jari-Matti Latvala Subaru Impreza +07mins 27.9secs P
7. Marcos Ligato Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +13mins 04.9secs P
8. Stefano Marrini Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII +16mins 15.0secs P

9. Sergey Uspenskiy Subaru Impreza +20mins 52.5secs P
10. Sebastian Beltran Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +23mins 19.2secs P

* denotes driver penalised after final stage, dropping one place from 3rd

Notable retirements*:

SS6/7 Aris Vovos Atolye Kazaza Subaru Impreza S11 Tyres.#
SS12. Francois Duval First Skoda Fabia WRC Gearbox.#
SS12. Jan Kopecky Czech RT Skoda Fabia WRC Broken rear wheel.#
SS12/13. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2006 Hit another car on the road section M1#
SS13. Kosti Katajamaki Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 05 Gearbox. M2#
SS13. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2006 Steering. M1#


* Under the 'SupeRally' system, retired cars can re-start on subsequent legs with time penalties imposed for however many stages they miss.

# denotes elected/able to re-start.



M1 - denotes Manufacturer 1 entry.
M2 - denotes Manufacturer 2 entry.
P - denotes Production WRC entry.


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