World Rally Championship

2021 World Rally Championship heads to Greece

Spanish driver Daniel Sordo in a Citroen DS3 WRC race in the 59th Acropolis Rally of Greece, on Jun 1, 2013 in Loutraki, Greece.

An action packed 3-days kicks off from 9th September 2021 until 12th. The 2021 World Rally Championship heads to the Acropolis in Greece where drivers are pushed to their limits on the rocky mountainous gravel tracks, with sweltering temperatures, clouds of dust and hairpin twists and turns on some of the most challenging roads.

Known as the Rally of Gods, the FIA World Rally Championship returns to the Acropolis for the first time in eight years, with the track comprising of 22 competitive stages over 409.47 kilometers.

2021 World Rally Championship Greece
Finnish driver Jari-Matti Latvala in a Volkswagen Polo R WRC race in the 59th Acropolis Rally of Greece, on Jun 1, 2013 in Loutraki, Greece.

The master of the Acropolis is Colin McRae who won five times between 1996 and 2002, twice in his Subaru Impreza, then a hat-trick of 3 consecutive wins from 2000 for Ford in his RS Focus.

The 2021 eSports Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC Championship Grand Final kicks off on Wednesday 8th September, a day before the EKO Acropolis Rally, which is the 9th meeting of the 2021 World Rally Championship. The top eight 2021 drivers are joined by a wildcard winner from Greece and Cyprus in the Grand Final, which starts at the Athens Olympic Velodrome.

2021 World Rally Championship Greece
Credit: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (“FIA”)

The Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis welcomed the event, saying that “seventy years ago the Acropolis was a backdrop to a very special race which became known as the Rally of Gods, an epic annual contest that tested drivers like no other. After an eight-year absence it is back and, fittingly, at a time of dramatic rejuvenation of my country”.

2021 World Rally Championship Greece
Thierry NEUVILLE (BEL), Martijn Wydaeghe (BEL), HYUNDAI SHELL MOBIS WORLD RALLY TEAM, HYUNDAI I20 CoupŽ WRC ,action during the 2021 Ypres Rally Belgium, 8th round of the 2021 FIA WRC, FIA World Rally Championship, from August 13 to 15, 2021 in Ypres, Belgium

After the Rally of the Gods, the 2021 World Rally Championship heads to Finland for the 10th race on 1st October 2021 until 3rd, then on to Spain for the 11th, from 14th October 2021 until 17th, with the final in Japan on the 11th of November through to the 14th.

After the superb win from Neuville in Belgium, he is surely a favourite to win in Greece.

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