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Ogier wins in Greece

Sebastien Ogier ends the Acropolis in style - by taking the victory and the Power Stage win.
Citroen Total WRT man Sebastien Ogier has come through to win the Acropolis Rally today.

Ogier eventually finished 10.5 seconds up on his team-mate, Sebastien Loeb - and he also edged out the seven-time World Rally champion on the event closing Power Stage to ensure he took his second maximum haul of the season. It was Ogier's third win of WRC 2011.

Mikko Hirvonen meanwhile took the final place on the podium for the Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team, just 3 seconds behind Loeb, while early rally leader, Petter Solberg had to make do with fourth.

Henning Solberg rounded out the top five on his return followed by his M-Sport Stobart Ford team-mate Matthew Wilson and F1 2007 world champion, Kimi Raikkonen.

SWRC class winner Juho Hanninen was eighth with Jari-Matti Latvala recovering to ninth after mechanical woes late on Friday and Saturday morning. Dennis Kuipers completed the top ten and took the final WRC drivers' point in his FERM Powertools Fiesta RS WRC.


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Acropolis Rally: Overall standings after Stage 18 (Top 10):

1. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC 4hours 04mins 44.3secs M
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC +00mins 10.5secs M
3. Mikko Hirvonen Ford Abu Dhabi WRT Fiesta RS WRC +00mins 13.5secs M
4. Petter Solberg PSWRT Citroen DS3 WRC +00mins 38.8secs M
5. Henning Solberg M-Sport Stobart Ford Fiesta RS WRC +05mins 24.7secs
6. Matthew Wilson M-Sport Stobart Ford Fiesta RS WRC +06mins 54.7secs M
7. Kimi Raikkonen ICE1 Racing Citroen DS3 WRC +08mins 29.4secs M
8. Juho Hanninen Red Bull Skoda Fabia S2000 +11mins 34.7secs S
9. Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Abu Dhabi WRT Fiesta RS WRC +13mins 08.8secs M
10. Dennis Kuipers FERM Powertools Ford Fiesta RS WRC +15mins 10.1secs M

Others:

11. Bernardo Sousa Ford Fiesta S2000 +16mins 29.3secs S
12. Mads Ostberg M-Sport Stobart Ford Fiesta RS WRC +17mins 17.4secs M


Acropolis Rally: Power Stage / SS18 (Top 3):

1. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC 2mins 22.7secs M
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC +00mins 00.009secs M
3. Mikko Hirvonen Ford Abu Dhabi WRT Fiesta RS WRC +00mins 00.4secs M

NOTE: Top three finishers in Power Stage are awarded bonus points. 1st = 3 points; 2nd = 2 points; 3rd = 1 point


SWRC standings after Stage 18:

1. Juho Hanninen Red Bull Skoda Fabia S2000 4hours 16mins 19.0secs S
2. Bernardo Sousa Ford Fiesta S2000 +04mins 54.6secs S
3. Frigyes Turan Ford Fiesta S2000 +06mins 17.3secs S


Notable retirements:

SS2. Evgeny Novikov M-Sport Stobart Ford Fiesta RS WRC Suspension*
SS3. Peter van Merksteijn Jr Van Merksteijn Citroen DS3 WRC Off road. M
SS4. Mads Ostberg M-Sport Stobart Ford Fiesta RS WRC Off road. M*
SS5. Daniel Oliveira Brazil WRT Mini John Cooper Works Stopped in stage M*
SS6. Federico Villagra Munchis Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC Front car damage M*

SS7. Ott Tanak Ford Fiesta S2000 Off road S
SS9. Armindo Araujo Mini John Cooper Works Mechanical
SS12. Evgeny Novikov M-Sport Stobart Ford Fiesta RS WRC Alternator belt*

SS14. Daniel Oliveira Brazil WRT Mini John Cooper Works Mechanical M
SS17. Federico Villagra Munchis Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC Engine M

* denotes re-started under SupeRally


all times unofficial



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Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) Jarmo Lehtinen (FIN), Ford Fiesta RS WRC,  BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) Jarmo Lehtinen (FIN), Ford Fiesta RS WRC,  BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
Sebastien Loeb (FRA) Daniel Elena (MON), Citroën DS3 WRC, Citroën Total World Rally Team
Sebastien Loeb (FRA) Daniel Elena (MON), Citroën DS3 WRC, Citroën Total World Rally Team
Podium, Sebastien Ogier (F) Julien Ingrassia (F) Citroen DS3 WRC, Citroen Total World Rally Team
Sebastien Ogier (F) Julien Ingrassia (F) Citroen DS3 WRC, Citroen Total World Rally Team
Sebastien Ogier (F) Julien Ingrassia (F) Citroen DS3 WRC, Citroen Total World Rally Team

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