First Acropolis win for Ogier
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.