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EKO ACROPOLIS RALLY

1-3 June 2018, Greece (gravel)

The rally in 100 words...
For more than 60 years, the Acropolis Rally has made heroes and broken hearts. Throughout that time, its legendary status has remained undiminished with the 2017 edition offering the usual mix of triumph (for Kajetan Kajetanowicz) and despair (for Nikolay Gryazin, who was leading when his car was gutted by fire). An ERC regular until 1968, the event returned to the European championship in 2014 when Loutraki on the banks of the Gulf of Corinth hosted the 60th running, a mixed-surface affair. Now run in partnership with the OMAE Greek federation on gravel only, Lamia has been home since 2016.

Event eligibility:
FIA European Rally Championship 2018, round 3 of 8

Also counting for... 
​FIA ERC2, FIA ERC3, FIA European Rally Championship for Teams, ERC Nations' Cup, ERC Ladies' Trophy

Previous winners:
2017: Kajetan Kajetanowicz/Jarek Baran (Ford Fiesta R5)
2016: Ralfs Sirmacis/Arturs Šimins (ŠKODA Fabia R5)
2015: Kajetan Kajetanowicz/Jarek Baran (Ford Fiesta R5)
2014: Craig Breen/Scott Martin (Peugeot 208 T16)
2013: Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (Volkswagen Polo R WRC)*
*World championship event

Starts: 11h00, Friday 1 June, Acropolis, Athens
Finishes: 15h04, Sunday 3 June, Service Park, Lamia National Trade Fair, Lamia
Headquarters: Service Park, Lamia National Trade Fair, Georgiou Gennimata str., 35100, Lamia (located 230 kilometres north of Athens Airport)​
ERC appearances (since 2004 restructuring): 4 (2014-2017)
Stages: 12
Stage distance: 237.89 kilometres (156.89 kilometres leg one, 81.00 kilometres leg two)
Liaison: 629.83 kilometres
Total: 867.72 kilometres
Surface: Gravel
Free Practice (for priority drivers): 14h00-16h00, Thursday 31 May (3.70 kilometres, Lamia area)
Qualifying Stage (for priority drivers): 16h48 Thursday 31 May (3.70 kilometres, Lamia area)
Shakedown (for all drivers): 17h45-19h15, Thursday 31 May (3.70 kilometres, Lamia area)
Start order selection: 19h00, Thursday 31 May, Service Park, Lamia
Rally start: 11h00, Friday 1 June, Acropolis, Athens

MEDIA INFORMATION

Media accreditation (Lamia):
Location: Building A, Service Park, Lamia National Trade Fair, Georgiou Gennimata str., 35100, Lamia
Opening hours: 
Wednesday 30 May: 10h00-20h00
Thursday 31 May: 10h00-21h00
Friday 1 June: 09h30-21h00
Saturday 2 June: 08h30-19h00

Media accreditation (Athens):
Location: Olympic Athletic Center of Athens (OAKA) / Velodrome, 37 Kifisias Ave. (entrance from Spyrou Loui str.), Marousi 15123 Athens
Opening hours:
Wednesday 30 May: 10h00-18h00
Thursday 31 May: 10h00-18h00

Media Centre (Lamia):
Location:
Building A, Service Park, Lamia National Trade Fair, Georgiou Gennimata str., 35100, Lamia
Opening hours: 
Wednesday 30 May: 10h00-20h00
Thursday 31 May: 10h00-21h00
Friday 1 June: 08h00-23h00
Saturday 2 June: 08h00-23h00
Sunday 3 June: 07h30-23h00

Television coverage: Daily highlights, rally review and Inside ERC magazine show on Eurosport and Eurosport Player, plus additional coverage on a number of other channels around the world
ERC Radio: Live throughout the event at FIAERC.com or through the ERC app
Results, standings, live timing and text commentary: www.fiaerc.com
Rights-free images: Register at http://media.fiaerc.com
Event media contact: Panos Diamantis, panos.diamantis@acropolisrally.gr, +30 6936513417
(Accreditations Officer: Eirini Moustakaia: accreditations@acropolisrally.gr, +30 6944510196)

MEDIA EVENTS

THURSDAY 31 MAY
Pre-rally press conference: 
12h00, Media Centre, Service Park, Lamia National Trade Fair, Lamia
Free Practice (for priority drivers): 14h00-16h00 (3.70 kilometres, Lamia area)
Qualifying Stage (for priority drivers): 16h48 (3.70 kilometres, Lamia area)
Shakedown (for all drivers): 17h45-19h15 (3.70 kilometres, Lamia area)
Start order selection: 19h00, Service Park, Lamia National Trade Fair, Lamia

FRIDAY 1 JUNE
Photocall:
 10h15, Philopappos Monument, Athens (https://goo.gl/maps/67KR5PM3a9z): Activity subject to confirmation
Ceremonial start: 11h00, Acropolis, Athens

SATURDAY 2 JUNE
End-of-leg press conference:
 TBA, Service Park, Lamia National Trade Fair, Lamia

SUNDAY 3 JUNE
Post-rally press conference:
 16h15, Media Centre, Lamia National Trade Fair, Lamia