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Acropolis Rally: Citroen WRT final leg summary

Mission accomplished for Sordo and Marti After restarting under the SupeRally ruling for the third and final day of the 2009 Acropolis Rally of Greece, Dani Sordo and Marc Marti achieved their aims by scoring four points for Citroen in the ...

Mission accomplished for Sordo and Marti

After restarting under the SupeRally ruling for the third and final day of the 2009 Acropolis Rally of Greece, Dani Sordo and Marc Marti achieved their aims by scoring four points for Citroen in the Manufacturers' world championship.

Day 3 of the Acropolis Rally was held near the service park in Loutraki. The day began with a loop comprising three stages, including a run through Aghii Theodori, a daunting 33 km stage. After restarting in 17th position in the overall standings, the only goal for Dani Sordo and Marc Marti was to finish in order to score a handful of points for Citroen in the Manufacturers' championship. Arriving in Loutraki for the midday service, Dani Sordo was fully focused on the job in hand: "It's never easy to run at a controlled pace but I'm taking no risks. I'm staying in the middle of the road at times, it feels like we're doing a recce!"

Following the cancellation of a stage, the rally concluded with a second run through Aghii Theodori. Running at the same pace, Dani finished in 12th position, which is worth four points in the Manufacturers' standings.

"Dani and Marc did a perfect job," concluded Citroen Total World Rally Team team manager Sven Smeets. "These points are even more important because our rivals once again took a maximum score. We're already looking ahead to the next rally. We'll be going to Rally Poland even hungrier for a win!"

-credit: citroen

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Series WRC
Drivers Marc Marti , Sven Smeets
Teams Citroën World Rally Team