Citroen's Sebastien Loeb has crashed out of the Acropolis Rally of Greece after going off this morning in the opening stage.

The Frenchman went out around 8 kilometres into the 17.25 kilometre Klenia Mycenae 1 test.

Although Loeb and co-driver, Daniel Elena both escaped unhurt their Citroen C4 WRC car suffered heavy damage and as a result they will not be able to re-start on Sunday under the SupeRally format.

"It was my fault," Seb told the official WRC website. "It happened after I went around a high-speed right-hand corner, I was bit too sideways then we hit a big stone with the left-hand front wheel and that sent the car into the air. The car rolled over five or six times.

"The car is destroyed. There's no chance to return tomorrow - the race is over. We are okay, that's the main thing."

For the record, Loeb had been running third overall.

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