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Acropolis Rally: Rally Route

After three years in Athens, the rally moves 80km west to Loutraki for its new home and the new-look route sees the return of some classic Acropolis stages. After Thursday evening's start at the famous Corinth Canal, Friday's action heads north...

After three years in Athens, the rally moves 80km west to Loutraki for its new home and the new-look route sees the return of some classic Acropolis stages. After Thursday evening's start at the famous Corinth Canal, Friday's action heads north around the Gulf of Corinth to tackle well-known stages near Livadia and Itea, which hosts a brief 15-minute service break in early afternoon. Saturday's route takes competitors into the Peloponnese region, a traditional Acropolis venue during the 1980s, for all-new stages. Sunday's final leg, the shortest of the rally, heads north and east of Loutraki and includes two passes over the demanding 33.00km Aghii Theodori. The rally finishes in Loutraki after 17 stages covering 371.02km in a route of 1208.18km. Only one test remains unchanged from 2008. <pre> ACROPOLIS RALLY OF GREECE ROUND 7 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 11 - 14 June 2009

Thursday 11 June: Ceremonial start Start Corinth Canal 20.30

Friday 12 June: Day 1 Loutraki - Loutraki SS1 Harvati 25.00km 08.48 SS2 Thiva 1 23.76km 10.21 SS3 Evangelistria 21.03km 11.44 RSZ Itea (15 mins) 13.34 SS4 Bauxites 23.17km 14.02 SS5 Drossohori 23.68km 14.56 SS6 Thiva 2 23.76km 17.13 Serv A Loutraki (45 mins) 19.13 Finish Loutraki 20.58 Total 140.40km

Saturday 13 June: Day 2 Loutraki - Loutraki Serv B Loutraki (15 mins) 08.30 SS7 Klenia Mycenae 1 17.25km 09.32 SS8 Ghymno 1 26.28km 10.35 SS9 Kefalari 1 24.15km 11.50 Serv C Loutraki (30 mins) 13.33 SS10 Klenia Mycenae 2 17.25km 14.50 SS11 Ghymno 2 26.28km 15.53 SS12 Kefalari 2 24.15km 17.08 Serv D Loutraki (45 mins) 18.33 Finish Loutraki 19.18 Total 135.36km

Sunday 14 June: Day 3 Loutraki - Loutraki Serv E Loutraki (15 mins) 09.00 SS13 Loutraki 1 8.98km 09.33 SS14 Aghii Theodori 1 33.00km 10.07 SS15 New Pissia 11.30km 10.55 Serv F Loutraki (30 mins) 12.03 SS16 Loutraki 2 8.98km 12.51 SS17 Aghii Theodori 2 33.00km 13.25 Serv G Loutraki (10 mins) 14.18 Finish Casino Loutraki 14.36 Total 95.26km

Rally total 371.02km

-credit: ford

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