2013 Acropolis Rally

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2013 Acropolis Rally
59th Acropolis Rally
Round 6 of the 2013 World Rally Championship season
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Host country Greece Greece
Rally base Loutraki, Corinthia
Dates run May 31 – June 2, 2013
Stages 14 (306.53 km; 190.47 mi)
Stage surface Gravel
Results
Overall winner France Ogier, SébastienSébastien Ogier
Germany Volkswagen Motorsport
Crews 46 at start, 29 (+ 6 J-WRC) at finish

The 2013 Acropolis Rally was the sixth round of the 2013 World Rally Championship season. The event was based in Loutraki, Corinthia, and started on 31 May and was concluded on 2 June after fourteen special stages, totaling 306 competitive kilometres.

Report[edit]

Jari-Matti Latvala took his first win of the 2013 season, and his first win for Volkswagen on the Acropolis Rally. The opening forty-seven kilometre stage proved to be difficult, claiming three high-profile victims in Sébastien Ogier, Mads Østberg and Mikko Hirvonen in short order, and Evgeny Novikov emerged as the surprise early leader, building up a thirty-second advantage at the end of the first leg. The Russian's lead was short-lived, as he developed a puncture early in the second leg and was forced to limp back to the service park. Latvala took control of the rally while Andreas Mikkelsen in the third factory-supported Polo R began to work his way up through the points-paying positions. He ultimately missed out on a podium finish of his own, as Dani Sordo and Thierry Neuville each took their second podium finish of the season with second and third place respectively. Latvala's result was briefly challenged by Citroën, who believed his car was in violation of the technical regulations, but the protest was dismissed and Latvala's result was confirmed, allowing him to secure second place in the drivers' championship standings behind team-mate Ogier.[1]

Entry list[edit]

Eleven World Rally Cars were entered into the event, as were sixteen WRC-2 entries and tend for the JWRC.

Notable entrants
No. Entrant Class Driver Co-driver Car Tyre
2 France Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT WRC Finland Hirvonen, MikkoMikko Hirvonen Finland Lehtinen, JarmoJarmo Lehtinen Citroën DS3 WRC M
3 France Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT WRC Spain Sordo, DaniDani Sordo Spain del Barrio, CarlosCarlos del Barrio Citroën DS3 WRC M
4 United Kingdom Qatar M-Sport WRT WRC Norway Østberg, MadsMads Østberg Sweden Andersson, JonasJonas Andersson Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
5 United Kingdom Qatar M-Sport WRT WRC Russia Novikov, EvgenyEvgeny Novikov Austria Minor, IlkaIlka Minor Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
6 United Kingdom Qatar World Rally Team WRC Qatar Al-Attiyah, NasserNasser Al-Attiyah Italy Bernacchini, GiovanniGiovanni Bernacchini Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
7 Germany Volkswagen Motorsport WRC Finland Latvala, Jari-MattiJari-Matti Latvala Finland Anttila, MiikkaMiikka Anttila Volkswagen Polo R WRC M
8 Germany Volkswagen Motorsport WRC France Ogier, SébastienSébastien Ogier France Ingrassia, JulienJulien Ingrassia Volkswagen Polo R WRC M
9 Germany Volkswagen Motorsport II WRC Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Finland Mikko Markkula Volkswagen Polo R WRC M
10 France Abu Dhabi Citroën Total WRT WRC United Arab Emirates Khalid Al Qassimi United Kingdom Scott Martin Citroën DS3 WRC M
11 United Kingdom Qatar World Rally Team WRC Belgium Neuville, ThierryThierry Neuville Belgium Gilsoul, NicolasNicolas Gilsoul Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
21 Czech Republic Jipocar Czech National Team WRC Czech Republic Prokop, MartinMartin Prokop Czech Republic Ernst, MichalMichal Ernst Ford Fiesta RS WRC D
36 United Arab Emirates Skydive Dubai Rally Team WRC-2 United Arab Emirates Rashid al Ketbi Germany Karina Hepperle Škoda Fabia S2000 D
37 Italy Lorenzo Bertelli WRC-2 Italy Bertelli, LorenzoLorenzo Bertelli Italy Dotta, MitiaMitia Dotta Ford Fiesta RRC M
38 Mexico Moto Club Igualda WRC-2 Mexico Triviño, RicardoRicardo Triviño Spain Haro, AlexAlex Haro Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX M
40 Kazakhstan Arman Smailov WRC-2 Kazakhstan Arman Smailov Russia Andrei Rusov Subaru Impreza WRX STi M
41 Peru Nicolàs Fuchs WRC-2 Peru Fuchs, NicolàsNicolàs Fuchs Argentina Mussano, FernandoFernando Mussano Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X D
45 Spain Alexander Villanueva WRC-2 Spain Alexander Villanueva Spain Oscar Sanchez Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X M
46 Italy Marco Vallario WRC-2 Italy Marco Vallario Italy Antonio Pascale Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X D
48 Qatar Seashore Qatar Rally Team WRC-2 Qatar Al-Kuwari, AbdulazizAbdulaziz Al-Kuwari Republic of Ireland Duffy, KillianKillian Duffy Ford Fiesta RRC M
49 Ukraine Mentos Ascania Racing WRC-2 Ukraine Oleksiy Kikireshko Estonia Sergei Larens Mini John Cooper Works S2000 P
50 Ukraine Mentos Ascania Racing WRC-2 Ukraine Valeriy Gorban Ukraine Volodymir Korsia Mini John Cooper Works S2000 P
71 Jordan Motortune Racing WRC-2 Jordan Ala'a Rasheed Lebanon Joseph Matar Ford Fiesta RRC M
72 Argentina Juan Carlos Alonso WRC-2 Argentina Juan Carlos Alonso Argentina Juan Pablo Monasterolo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X D
74 Poland Robert Kubica WRC-2 Poland Robert Kubica Poland Maciek Baran Citroën DS3 RRC M
76 Indonesia Bosowa Rally Team WRC-2 Indonesia Subhan Aksa Italy Nicola Arena Ford Fiesta RRC M
82 Estonia MM Motorsport WRC-2 Ukraine Yuriy Protasov Estonia Kuldar Sikk Ford Fiesta RRC M
83 Ukraine Oleksiy Tamrazov WRC-2 Ukraine Oleksiy Tamrazov Ukraine Pavlo Cherepin Ford Fiesta RRC M
100 Estonia Sander Pärn J-WRC Estonia Sander Pärn Estonia Ken Järveoja Ford Fiesta R2 H
102 Sweden Pontus Tidemand J-WRC Sweden Pontus Tidemand Norway Ola Fløene Ford Fiesta R2 H
103 Slovakia Styllex Motorsport J-WRC Slovakia Martin Koči Czech Republic Petr Starý Ford Fiesta R2 H
104 Finland Andreas Amberg J-WRC Finland Andreas Amberg Finland Mikko Lukka Ford Fiesta R2 H
105 Spain ACSM Rallye Team J-WRC Spain José Antonio Suárez Spain Cándido Carrera Ford Fiesta R2 H
106 Turkey Castrol Ford Team Türkiye J-WRC Turkey Murat Bostancı Turkey Onur Vatansever Ford Fiesta R2 H
107 Switzerland Michaël Burri J-WRC Switzerland Michaël Burri France Gabin Moreau Ford Fiesta R2 H
108 Finland Niko-Pekka Nieminen J-WRC Finland Niko-Pekka Nieminen Finland Mikael Korhonen Ford Fiesta R2 H
109 Norway Marius Aasen J-WRC Norway Marius Aasen Norway Marlene Engan Ford Fiesta R2 H
110 Spain Yeray Lemes J-WRC Spain Yeray Lemes Spain Rogelio Peñate Ford Fiesta R2 H
Icon Class
WRC WRC entries eligible to
score manufacturer points
WRC Major entry ineligible to
score manufacturer points
WRC-2 Registered to take part in
WRC-2 championship
WRC-3 Registered to take part in
WRC-3 championship
J-WRC Registered to take part in
Junior WRC championship

Results[edit]

Event standings[edit]

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
Overall Classification
1. Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Anttila Volkswagen Polo R WRC 3:31:01.2 0.0 25
2. Spain Dani Sordo Spain Carlos del Barrio Citroën DS3 WRC 3:32:51.2 +1:50.0 18
3. Belgium Thierry Neuville Belgium Nicolas Gilsou Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:33:15.3 +2:14.1 15
4. Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Finland Mikko Markkula Volkswagen Polo R WRC 3:34:56.3 +3:55.1 13
5. Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Italy Giovanni Bernacchini Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:35:13.8 +4:12.6 10
6. Norway Mads Østberg Sweden Jonas Andersson Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:36:49.9 +5:48.7 8
7. Czech Republic Martin Prokop Czech Republic Michal Ernst Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:38:23.6 +7:22.4 6
8. Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarno Lehtinen Citroën DS3 WRC 3:38:57.8 +7:56.6 4
9. Russia Evgeny Novikov Austria Ilka Minor Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:39:13.0 +8:11.8 4
10. France Sébastien Ogier France Julien Ingrassia Volkswagen Polo R WRC 3:41:11.5 +10:10.3 4
WRC-2
1. (11.) Poland Robert Kubica Poland Maciek Baran Citroën DS3 RRC 3:46:20.3 0:00.0 25
2. (12.) Ukraine Yuriy Protasov Estonia Kuldar Sikk Ford Fiesta RRC 3:47:50.1 +1:29.8 18
3. (13.) Qatar Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari Republic of Ireland Killian Duffy Ford Fiesta RRC 3:48:33.6 +2:13.3 15
4. (14.) Ukraine Oleksiy Tamrazov Ukraine Pavlo Cherepin Ford Fiesta RRC 3:54:03.9 +7:43.6 12
5. (15.) United Arab Emirates Rashid al Ketbi Germany Karina Hepperle Škoda Fabia S2000 4:05:11.8 +18:51.5 10
6. (16.) Peru Nicolàs Fuchs Argentina Fernando Mussano Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 4:07:26.7 +21:06.4 8
7. (17.) Kazakhstan Arman Smailov Russia Andrei Rusov Subaru Impreza WRX STi 4:08:46.1 +22:25.8 6
8. (18.) Ukraine Valeriy Gorban Ukraine Volodymir Korsia Mini John Cooper Works S2000 4:12:23.1 +26:02.8 4
9. (19.) Ukraine Oleksiy Kikireshko Estonia Sergei Larens Mini John Cooper Works S2000 4:16:28.2 +30:07.9 2
10. (20.) Argentina Juan Carlos Alonso Argentina Juan Pablo Monasterolo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 4:18:51.2 +32:30.9 1
Junior WRC
1. Spain José Antonio Suárez Spain Cándido Carrera Ford Fiesta R2 4:33:17.8 0.0 26
2. Sweden Pontus Tidemand Norway Ola Fløene Ford Fiesta R2 4:34:22.0 +1:04.2 26
3. Estonia Sander Pärn Estonia Ken Järveoja Ford Fiesta R2 4:41:55.2 +8:37.4 15
4. Switzerland Michael Burri France Gabin Moreau Ford Fiesta R2 4:49:21.4 +16:03.6 12
5. Finland Niko-Pekka Nieminen Finland Mikael Korhonen Ford Fiesta R2 4:51:51.2 +18:33.4 10
6. Slovakia Martin Koči Czech Republic Petr Starý Ford Fiesta R2 4:53:21.7 +20:03.9 9
Ret. Spain Yeray Lemes Spain Rogelio Peñate Ford Fiesta R2 - - 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Happy Anniversary for Latvala". WRC.com. 2 June 2013. Retrieved 4 September 2013.