The first day of Rally Acropolis are finished, with Petter and Chris third in the overall classification. Sebastien Loeb is leading the rally while Jari-Matti Latvala is second. Mikko Hirvonen is fourth.
A total of 8 stages have been on the schedule today, with two remote-services in Itea. The teams are only allowed to use spares carried in the rallycar at remote-services.
– Third in the O/A standings is not so bad, says Petter Solberg. – Especially considering what happened on SS6 today. We landed in a dip and hit a rock after a jump, damaged a wheel, and lost some time because of that. I also thought we had damaged the propshaft, but that turned out ok in the end. There is still a fair bit left of the rally, so will continue to push tomorrow.
Rally Acropolis continues with 8 stages on Saturday. First car will be on the road from 08:38 local time.
Overall classification Friday
2. Latvala +6,5
3. Petter +17,7
4. Hirvonen +49,6
5. Novikov +3.55,0