2011 Acropolis Rally

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2011 Acropolis Rally
57th Acropolis Rally
Round 7 of the 2011 World Rally Championship season
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Rally Acropolis 2011-SS3.jpg
Eventual winner Sébastien Ogier driving a Citroën DS3 WRC on SS3.
Host country  Greece
Rally base Loutraki, Greece
Dates run June 17 – 19 2011
Stages 18 (348.80 km; 216.73 mi)[1]
Stage surface Gravel
Overall distance 1,217.82 km (756.72 mi)[1]
Results
Overall winner France Sébastien Ogier
France Citroën World Rally Team
Crews 42 at start, 35 at finish

The 2011 Acropolis Rally was the seventh round of the 2011 World Rally Championship season. The rally took place over 17–19 June, and was based in Loutraki, 85 kilometres (52.8 mi) outside the country's capital, Athens. The rally was also the fourth round of the Super 2000 World Rally Championship. The Acropolis Rally returned to the WRC calendar for the first time since 2009, after the event was not run in 2010.

Sébastien Ogier took his third victory in five starts, having overtaken team-mate Sébastien Loeb on the final day of the event.[2] Ogier's winning margin was 10.5 seconds, with Mikko Hirvonen a further three seconds behind in third place. Juho Hänninen claimed SWRC honours with an overall eighth place finish.

Results[edit]

Event standings[edit]

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
1. France Sébastien Ogier France Julien Ingrassia Citroën DS3 WRC 4:04:44.3 0.0 28
2. France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena Citroën DS3 WRC 4:04:54.8 10.5 20
3. Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:04:57.8 13.5 16
4. Norway Petter Solberg United Kingdom Chris Patterson Citroën DS3 WRC 4:05:23.1 38.8 12
5. Norway Henning Solberg Austria Ilka Minor Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:10:09.0 5:24.7 10
6. United Kingdom Matthew Wilson United Kingdom Scott Martin Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:11:39.0 6:54.7 8
7. Finland Kimi Räikkönen Finland Kaj Lindström Citroën DS3 WRC 4:13:13.7 8:29.4 6
8. Finland Juho Hänninen Finland Mikko Markkula Škoda Fabia S2000 4:16:19.0 11:34.7 4
9. Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Anttila Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:17:53.1 13:08.8 2
10. Netherlands Dennis Kuipers Belgium Frédéric Miclotte Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:19:54.4 15:10.1 1
SWRC
1. (8.) Finland Juho Hänninen Finland Mikko Markkula Škoda Fabia S2000 4:16:19.0 0.0 25
2. (11.) Portugal Bernardo Sousa Portugal António Costa Ford Fiesta S2000 4:21:13.6 4:54.6 18
3. (13.) Hungary Frigyes Turán Hungary Gábor Zsiros Ford Fiesta S2000 4:22:36.3 6:17.3 15
4. (14.) Germany Hermann Gassner, Jr. Germany Kathi Wüstenhagen Škoda Fabia S2000 4:23:27.7 7:08.7 12
5. (15.) Czech Republic Martin Prokop Czech Republic Jan Tománek Ford Fiesta S2000 4:25:17.4 8:58.4 10
6. (16.) Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Italy Giovanni Bernacchini Ford Fiesta S2000 4:26:23.9 10:04.9 8
7. (18.) Norway Eyvind Brynildsen Norway Cato Menkerud Škoda Fabia S2000 4:37:41.5 21:22.5 6
8. (23.) Estonia Karl Kruuda Estonia Martin Järveoja Škoda Fabia S2000 5:06:22.1 50:03.1 4
9. (24.) Andorra Albert Llovera Spain Diego Vallejo Abarth Grande Punto S2000 5:10:50.5 54:31.5 2

Special stages[edit]

Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
Leg 1
(17 June)
SS1 9:08 Thiva 1 23.60 km Norway Petter Solberg 16:39.9 84.97 km/h Norway Petter Solberg
SS2 11:01 Elatia 39.10 km Norway Petter Solberg 27:42.6 84.66 km/h
SS3 13:39 Eleftherohori 18.10 km Norway Petter Solberg 11:20.6 95.74 km/h
SS4 14:28 Rengini 11.88 km Norway Petter Solberg 8:40.1 92.95 km/h
SS5 16:15 Thiva 2 23.60 km France Sébastien Ogier 16:39.5 85.00 km/h
SS6 17:48 Mavrolimni 25.05 km France Sébastien Loeb 18:18.5 82.09 km/h
Leg 2
(18 June)
SS7 11:02 Klenia Mycenae 1 17.41 km France Sébastien Ogier 11:36.2 90.03 km/h
SS8 12:05 Ghymno 1 26.28 km France Sébastien Ogier 18:34.3 84.90 km/h
SS9 13:20 Kefalari 1 18.40 km France Sébastien Ogier 13:42.9 80.50 km/h
SS10 16:20 Klenia Mycenae 2 17.41 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 11:20.0 92.17 km/h France Sébastien Ogier
SS11 17:23 Ghymno 2 26.28 km France Sébastien Loeb 18:11.6 86.67 km/h
SS12 18:38 Kefalari 2 18.40 km France Sébastien Ogier 13:25.2 82.27 km/h
SS13 21:33 Nea Politia 17.71 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 12:50.9 82.70 km/h France Sébastien Loeb
Leg 3
(19 June)
SS14 9:03 Aghii Theodori 1 19.42 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 12:49.5 90.85 km/h France Sébastien Ogier
SS15 9:34 New Pissia 1 11.37 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 8:15.1 82.67 km/h France Sébastien Loeb
SS16 12:05 Aghii Theodori 2 19.42 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 12:33.7 92.76 km/h France Sébastien Ogier
SS17 12:36 New Pissia 2 11.37 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 8:04.5 84.48 km/h
SS18 14:11 New Loutraki (Power stage) 4.00 km France Sébastien Ogier 2:22.7 100.91 km/h

Power Stage[edit]

The "Power stage" was a live, televised 4.00 km (2.49 mi) stage at the end of the rally, held in Loutraki.

Pos Driver Time Diff. Avg. speed Points
1 France Sébastien Ogier 2:22.7 0.0 100.91 km/h 3
2 France Sébastien Loeb 2:22.7 0.0 100.91 km/h 2
3 Finland Mikko Hirvonen 2:23.1 +0.4 100.63 km/h 1

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