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Ogier to start in 11th on Acropolis

Starting order set for day one of Acropolis Rally

Volkswagen's Sebastien Ogier has chosen to run 11th in the order on the opening day of the Acropolis Rally.

Ogier got first pick after topping the times in qualifying [see separate story - HERE] and as usual, he has opted to start as far back as he can as those ahead will then sweep the road and clean the line.

The decision should give him an advantage, providing there is not too much dust in tonight's second test...

Meanwhile, the rest of the WRC runners followed Ogier's lead, except for Andreas Mikkelsen, who selected to go third and aid team-mate, Jari-Matti Latvala. Latvala was only ninth fastest through the qualifying stage and will start one spot back as a result in fourth.

Khalid Al-Qassimi and Martin Prokop will run first and second and will thus be the two main road sweepers.

The action now gets underway 'proper' with SS1 - Kineta-Pissia (47.70 km) - at 18.28 hours local time [16.28 hours UK time].


Acropolis Rally of Greece: Day 1 running order:

1. Khalid Al-Qassimi Abu Dhabi Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC M
2. Martin Prokop Jipocar Czech National Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
3. Andreas Mikkelsen Volkswagen Motorsport II Polo R WRC M
4. Jari-Matti Latvala Volkswagen Motorsport Polo R WRC M
5. Mikko Hirvonen Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT DS3 WRC M
6. Nasser Al-Attiyah Qatar WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
7. Mads Ostberg Qatar M-Sport WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
8. Thierry Neuville Qatar WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
9. Evgeny Novikov Qatar M-Sport WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
10. Dani Sordo Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT DS3 WRC M
11. Sebastien Ogier Volkswagen Motorsport Polo R WRC M



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Sebastien Ogier (F) Julien Ingrassia (F), Volkswagen Polo WRC, Volkswagen Motorsport
Sebastien Ogier (F) Julien Ingrassia (F), Volkswagen Polo WRC, Volkswagen Motorsport
Sebastien Ogier (F) Julien Ingrassia (F), Volkswagen Polo WRC, Volkswagen Motorsport

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