Finn Janne Tuohino and Italian Andrea Dallavilla presented the Citro?n Saxo, last year's Super 1600 Championship winning car, with a consecutive one-two victory today.

Tuhino's and Dallavilla's performance in Greece, together with the fourth position of the Catalan Dani Sola, promoted the three drivers to the top three places of the 2002 Junior World Rally Championship (JWRC).

The rally has been very tough for all Junior crews. 23 cars started the Greek event on Friday morning and only 12 came back to the Parc Ferme that evening. The amazingly high attrition rate continued all along the second leg, and included the retirement of Fran?ois Duval (Ford Puma), leader since the start.

Saturday night, just eight cars remained in the competition, half of which were Saxos. Only six drivers reached the finish on Sunday.

In the Citro?n camp, the rally commenced with the withdrawal of the German Sven Haaf, who was suffering with a back injury. Jussi V?lim?ki lost some time following Albert Llovera in the dust (SS1). Andrea Dallavilla had to drive part of the SS3 and 4 in third gear, a stone having broken the gear box linkage. Dani Sola suffered a puncture (SS4), and Mirco Baldacci was forced to retire when his car broke a wheel (SS5).

The second day was positive for the Saxos. The drivers of the Citro?ns shared all the fastest times, even if they were experiencing slight incidents. Andrea Dallavilla got stuck behind the dust of Nicola Caldani with broken power steering (SS8). Jussi V?lim?ki had the same problem (SS12), while Janne Tuohino's car was problem free, and changes to its set-up improved its performance. The two Finns were then fighting for victory.

2001 Finnish Rally Champion Tuohino, drove very cautiously when Jussi V?lim?ki retired with an electrical failure in SS14. Andrea Dallavilla benefitted from the puncture of Martin Rowe (Ford Puma) and stood second (SS14).

Having changed his wheel, Rowe started again in front of Spaniard Dani Sola; who lost his podium chance following him in the dust.

The Saxo Super 1600 of Citro?n Hellas, driven by Nikos Tsadaris finished seventh in the 1600 class.