Acrop­o­lis or­gan­is­ers hop­ing for WRC re­turn with Olympic Sta­dium us­age

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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

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