Night stage for Acropolis Rally
|By David Evans||Monday, January 17th 2011, 16:34 GMT|
This year's Acropolis Rally will run with a night stage after the organisers revised the route for the event following its year out of the World Rally Championship.
The classic Greek event wasn't included last year due to the FIA's rotation policy of WRC rounds, but it will run in its traditional June date in 2011.
The inclusion of the 12-mile Nea Politia test on Saturday night (starting at 2133) means competitors will run in the dark on this event for the first time in the WRC's recent history.
The opening day of the event has the most changes, with a return to the stages north-west of Athens, meaning the Elatia, Eleftherohori and Rengini stages are included for the first time since 2005.
The rest of the event remains largely unchanged. Sunday afternoon's 'power stage', which will run live on television, will be the day's second run through the seven-mile New Pissia stage.
The Acropolis Rally, which will be the seventh round of the WRC running from June 16-19 will again be based in Loutraki, close to the Corinth canal.