Acropolis organisers hoping for WRC return with Olympic Stadium usage
Acropolis Rally organisers have targeted a place on the World Rally Championship calendar next season.
The Greek event was one of the founding rounds of the WRC in 1973. Its absence since 2013 has left the calendar free from one of the car breaking-style rallies which provided the endurance element to the world championship.
The organisers have proposed an event which makes use of the Olympic Stadium – as it did so successfully in 2005 and 2006 – and runs through central Greece out of a likely Lamia-based service park.
The organisers said: “The time seems ripe to make the necessary arrangements for our [rally] to return to its natural place in the World Rally Championship. We made a comprehensive proposal to the FIA for inclusion next year.”
The event is currently part of the European Rally Championship.
Olympic Stadium was used in WRC for 2005/06 events