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Result - BP Ultimate Acropolis Rally.

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.


Related Pictures

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Marcus Gronholm (FIN) Ford Focus WRC  Acropolis Rally, World Rally Championship, 1-3 June 2006, Greece.
Sebastien Loeb (FRA) Citroen Xsara  Acropolis Rally, World Rally Championship, 1-3 June 2006, Greece.
Mikko Hirvonen / Jarmo Lehtinen - BP Ford Focus RS WRC 06
Ford Olsbergs MSE celebrates winning the RX Teams` Championship
Jari Ketomaa (FIN) Kaj Lindstrom (FIN), Ford Fiesta R5, WRC2 winners
Jari Ketomaa (FIN) Kaj Lindstrom (FIN), Ford Fiesta R5, WRC2 winners
Nasser Al Attiyah, Giovanni Bernacchini (Ford Fiesta RRC, #40), WRC 2 World Champions
Jari Ketomaa (FIN) Kaj Lindstrom (FIN), Ford Fiesta R5, WRC2 winners
Jari Ketomaa (FIN) Kaj Lindstrom (FIN), Ford Fiesta R5, WRC2 winners
Nasser Al Attiyah, Giovanni Bernacchini (Ford Fiesta RRC, #40), WRC 2 World Champions
Nasser Al Attiyah, Giovanni Bernacchini (Ford Fiesta RRC, #40)
Nasser Al Attiyah, Giovanni Bernacchini (Ford Fiesta RRC, #40), WRC 2 World Champions
Mathew Wilson (GB) Scott Martin (GB), Ford Fiesta RRC
Mathew Wilson (GB) Scott Martin (GB), Ford Fiesta RRC
Martin Prokop, Michal Ernst (Ford Fiesta RS WRC, #21 Jipocar Czech National Team)
Mathew Wilson (GB) Scott Martin (GB), Ford Fiesta RRC
Mathew Wilson (GB) Scott Martin (GB), Ford Fiesta RRC
Henning Solberg, Ilka Minor (Ford Fiesta WRC, #16)

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