First Acrop­o­lis win for Ogier

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Se­bastien Ogier was the win­ner of the 2011 Acrop­o­lis Rally, pip­ping fel­low French­man Se­bastien Loeb to the post.

Their battle yes­ter­day capped an ex­cit­ing race, the sev­enth in this sea­son’s World Rally Cham­pi­onship, which has re­stored the Greek event as one of the most pres­ti­gious, chal­leng­ing, well-or­ga­nized and at­tended races in the WRC calendar.

The two Citroen driv­ers had led the Acrop­o­lis Rally af­ter the sec­ond leg on Satur­day, go­ing into the last day with Loeb en­joy­ing a 2.2-sec­ond lead. But Ogier was dom­i­nant yes­ter­day and won with a 10.5-sec­ond lead over the WRC cham­pi­onship leader. Fin­land’s Mikko Hir­vo­nen fin­ished third, three sec­onds be­hind Loeb. Nor­way’s Pet­ter Sol­berg, who led for the first half of the race, ended up fourth, with his brother Hen­ning in fifth.

Ogier won six out of the 18 stages of the race, in­clud­ing yes­ter­day’s Power Stage at Loutraki.

Se­bastien Ogier drove his Citroen to vic­tory at the 2011 Acrop­o­lis Rally, fin­ish­ing ahead of his fel­low coun­try­man Se­bastien Loeb and Fin­land’s Mikko Hir­vo­nen.

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