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Acropolis Rally: BP-Ford debrief

Ford sweeps to 70th victory as Hirvonen nets Greek rally success * Ford claimed its 70th world rally victory today in the Acropolis Rally of Greece. * Finland's Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen drove a Ford Focus RS World Rally Car to a 1min...

Ford sweeps to 70th victory as Hirvonen nets Greek rally success

* Ford claimed its 70th world rally victory today in the Acropolis Rally of Greece.

* Finland's Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen drove a Ford Focus RS World Rally Car to a 1min 12.9sec success on this seventh round of the FIA World Rally Championship.

* The rally, held in baking temperatures and on rocky gravel tracks west of Athens, is regarded as the toughest round in the WRC calendar.

* BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team colleagues Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila finished third in another Focus RS WRC

* Ford's first WRC victory was in 1973 when Timo Makinen and Henry Liddon won Finland's 1000 Lakes Rally in an Escort RS1600

-credit: ford

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Series WRC
Drivers Jari-Matti Latvala , Mikko Hirvonen , Jarmo Lehtinen , Miikka Anttila