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Sun October 11, 2015

Pirelli clinches ERC title IRC Pirelli clinches ERC title Kajetan Kajetanowicz, co-driven by Jaroslaw Baran, has clinched the European Rally Championship with one round to go, after winning the legendary Acropolis Rally in Greece at the wheel of a Pirelli-equipped Ford Fiesta R5. For the Polish driver it was a well-deserved triumph a...

Craig Breen poorly rewarded in Greece Peugeot Craig Breen poorly rewarded in Greece The Peugeot Rally Academy's Craig Breen and Scott Martin completed this year's weather-troubled Acropolis Rally in second place. Team-mates Charles Martin and Thierry Salva retired. Recent heavy rain in Greece's Loutraki region caused the Acropolis Rally organiser...

IRC Kajto wins shortened Acropolis and title

NEWS JUST IN

IRC GR SS6 @ 11:00 AM - Breen had his bonnet flip open and lost the lead. Else drama free stage for a change. Results after SS6:
1st= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, 1h32m11s1;
2nd= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, +10s;
3rd= Athanassoulas/Zakcheos, Skoda, +15s3;
4th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +3m12s5;
5th= Botka/Szeles, Mitsubishi, +3m54s5
6th= Jeets/Toom, Ford, +4m30s9;
7th= Butvilas/Heller, Subaru, +4m40s6;
8th= Tlustak/Kucera, Skoda, +8m48s2;
9th= Panteli/Constantinou, Mitsubishi, +11m44s;
10th= Serderidis/Miclotte, Citroen, +11m45s8

IRC GR SS5 @ 10:54 AM - Kajto taking it steady to make sure of championship points. Athanassoulas overshot the very last corner of the stage. Results after SS5:
1st= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, 1h19m18s1;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +33s7;
3rd= Athanassoulas/Zakcheos, Skoda, +36s4;
4th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +3m19s2;
5th= Botka/Szeles, Mitsubishi, +4m13s9
6th= Jeets/Toom, Ford, +4m31s7;
7th= Butvilas/Heller, Subaru, +4m42s;
8th= Tlustak/Kucera, Skoda, +8m26s1;
9th= Panteli/Constantinou, Mitsubishi, +10m22s4;
10th= Serderidis/Miclotte, Citroen, +11m04s1

IRC GR SS4 @ 10:47 AM - Breen with mega time takes the lead. Lukyanuk drops 16min with a crash, Martin is out with a crash (he retired already yesterday for "too tricky conditions"). Results after SS4:
1st= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, 1h03m15s1;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +17s2;
3rd= Athanassoulas/Zakcheos, Skoda, +20s;
4th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +2m28s1;
5th= Botka/Szeles, Mitsubishi, +3m09s4
6th= Jeets/Toom, Ford, +3m30s;
7th= Butvilas/Heller, Subaru, +3m52s2;
8th= Tlustak/Kucera, Skoda, +6m55s3;
9th= Panteli/Constantinou, Mitsubishi, +7m07s2;
10th= Serderidis/Miclotte, Citroen, +8m46s9

IRC GR SS3 @ 10:37 AM - No major drama but drivers say the tarmac section at beginning is extremely slippy. Kajto wins stage and takes the lead. Results after SS3:
1st= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, 48m29s;
2nd= Athanassoulas/Zakcheos, Skoda, +6s1;
3rd= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, +6s4;
4th= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +29s4;
5th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m36s6
6th= Jeets/Toom, Ford, +1m48s9;
7th= Botka/Szeles, Mitsubishi, +2m06s4;
8th= Butvilas/Heller, Subaru, +2m55s3;
9th= Tlustak/Kucera, Skoda, +5m05s7;
10th= Panteli/Constantinou, Mitsubishi, +5m21s1

IRC GR end - SS7, 8 & 9 cancelled @ 00:42 AM - The organisers have decided to cancel the last 3 stages due to bad weather. So read the results of SS6 as final results.

Sat October 10, 2015

Thunderstorms forecast for Acropolis IRC Thunderstorms forecast for Acropolis This weekend's SEAJETS Acropolis Rally stages are in fantastic condition, but an added challenge for the ERC crews could be the threat of thunderstorms on Sunday morning. Overnight rain during the recce has already made some sections of the stages very slippery under tree cov...

Breen on long opening stage IRC Breen on long opening stage Craig Breen says the monster 43.41-kilometre SEAJETS Kineta-Loutraki test, which is the opening stage of tomorrow's SEAJETS Acropolis Rally, will be a "new challenge to everybody." ...

ERC Champ on his 100th rally? IRC ERC Champ on his 100th rally? This weekend could see Kajetan Kajetanowicz become FIA European Rally Champion on his 100th rally start! The LOTOS Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5 driver could secure the title on the SEAJETS Acropolis Rally, if he scores 16 points or more. "We face an epic rally and we have a responsi...

Acropolis start live online IRC Acropolis start live online zougla.gr - the biggest news website in Greece - will transmit the start ceremony of the SEAJETS Acropolis Rally live on Saturday (10 October). The transmission will be to full TV standard, with journalists Zougla and Vasilis Sarimpalidis doing the live commentary. To watch this ...

Pirelli on penultimate ERC round IRC Pirelli on penultimate ERC round The penultimate round of the European Rally Championship marks an important chapter in the series this weekend, as it's here on the legendary Acropolis Rally that the titles could be decided. The event is well known for being a challenge for both drivers and tyres, emphasised...

NEWS JUST IN

IRC GR SS2 - day1 @ 06:25 PM - The stage is now completely dark but surprisingly less slippy than this afternoon. Athanassoulas with a sensational time takes an equal sensational lead. Results after day1 (SS2):
1st= Athanassoulas/Zakcheos, Skoda, 38m12s9;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +9s6;
3rd= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, +14s7;
4th= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +32s3;
5th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m16s
6th= Jeets/Toom, Ford, +1m20s3;
7th= Botka/Szeles, Mitsubishi, +1m42s4;
8th= Butvilas/Heller, Subaru, +2m33s4;
9th= Panteli/Constantinou, Mitsubishi, +4m12s5;
10th= Tlustak/Kucera, Skoda, +4m18s

IRC GR SS1 @ 03:13 PM - Stage shortened by last 20km after heavy rains. This is like Safari mud and early drivers may have an advantage, see Botka 1st on road. Consani and Magalhaes out of road completely. Results after SS1:
1st= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, 19m25s3;
2nd= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, +12s2;
3rd= Botka/Szeles, Mitsubishi, +17s4;
4th= Athanassoulas/Zakcheos, Skoda, +24s9;
5th= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +29s7
6th= Jeets/Toom, Ford, +44s1;
7th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +49s7;
8th= Martin/Salva, Peugeot, +51s8;
9th= Velanis/Velanis, Mitsubishi, +1m24s8;
10th= Butvilas/Heller, Subaru, +1m33s1

Thu October 8, 2015

Breen back hunting for victory Peugeot Breen back hunting for victory After a barren spell, the Peugeot Rally Academy is hoping to resume its winning ways in Greece where the 208T16 secured its maiden European Championship victory on the 2014 Acropolis Rally. The victor that day was Craig Breen who will be keen to repeat his success this time round...

Fri October 2, 2015

Preview: Big 6 head to Acropolis IRC Preview: Big 6 head to Acropolis The top six drivers in the FIA European Rally Championship standings will contest next week's SEAJETS Acropolis Rally (10-11 October), with Kajetan Kajetanowicz and Craig Breen going head-to-head in their fight for the title. Kajetanowicz arrives in Greece for the penultimate...

Big names head to Acropolis IRC Big names head to Acropolis All the top six drivers in the FIA European Rally Championship standings will contest next week's SEAJETS Acropolis Rally (10-11 October), with Kajetan Kajetanowicz and Craig Breen going head-to-head in their fight for the title. Polish ace Kajto leads the series in his LOTOS...

Sun August 9, 2015

Night stages for Acropolis IRC Night stages for Acropolis This year's Acropolis Rally route is currently being finalised by the Greek Motorsport Federation (OMAE), but we can exclusive reveal that the penultimate round of the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship is likely to contain stages run at night - offering a real test of brav...

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