12 Jun 2009

Acropolis rally starts tonight

6:42 pm on 12 June 2009

One of the toughest motor rallies of the year gets underway tonight with the start of the Acropolis Rally of Greece.

Three days of gruelling stages in searing heat over some of the roughest gravel roads.

The BP Ford Abu Dhabi team will be looking to build on their one two finish in the Rally of Sardinia with Jan-Matti Latvala and Miko Hirvonen keeping up the pressure on world champion and current championship leader Sebastien Loeb in the Citroen.

There are five long stages tonight with the rally finishing on Sunday night.