Robert Kubica - the best Polish driver

Monday, May 27, 2013

Robert Kubica in Rally of Greece

This Friday will begin competition in the Acropolis Rally, the next elimination of the World Rally Championship. For the second time in WRC will start Robert Kubica, for whom it will not be an easy challenge, but again Pole is among the favourites of WRC2 class. Here you will find everything you need to know before start of the event.


After two starts in the series ERC, now Robert returns to the WRC and the biggest and toughest rally in the world. For the Acropolis Rally drivers are waiting more than 300 km of difficult special stages.

The rally

Crews will be able to familiarize themselves with the route on Wednesday and Thursday between 8 and 24. On Friday there will be a honourable start, then the driver will move to the competition. During the event, they will travel through Greece, a total of more than 1052 km, of which more than 306 km are special stages, and the rest are road sections. SS’s will count from 11 to 47 kilometres and there will be 14 of them.

Here is the official program of the competition in Greece:

Wednesday, May 29:

8:00 - 24:00 – Reconnaissance

Thursday, May 30

8:00 - 24:00 – Reconnaissance

Friday, May 31:

9:00 – Shakedown
11:33 – Qualifications
14:00 - Press conference
18:00 - Honorable Start
19:28 - SS 1: Kineta - Pissia (47.70 km)
22:26 - SS 2: Kineta (26.05 km)

Saturday, June 1:

9:23 - SS 3: Klenia Mycenae 1 (17.41 km)
10:38 - SS 4: Ghymno 1 (17.61 km)
11:33 - SS 5: Kefalari 1 (18.40 km)
12:59 - SS 6: Ziria 1 (21.36 km)
14:47 – Service
16:10 - SS 7 Klenia Mycenae 2 (17.41 km)
17:25 - SS 8 Ghymno 2 (17.61 km)
18:20 - SS 9: Kefalari 2 (18.40 km)
19:46 - SS 10: Ziria 2 (21.36 km)

Sunday, June 2:

11:23 - SS 11: Pissia 1 (11.47 km)
11:42 - SS 12: Loutraki 1 (30.14 km)
13:29 – Service
14:37 - SS 13: Pissia 2 (11.47 km)
14:56 - SS 14: Loutraki 2 (30.14 km)

The full program of the rally you can see HERE.

Rally

Acropolis Rally is one of the most challenging rallies in the WRC calendar. Drivers can enjoy a long, winding SS’s with a very tricky gravel roads. It is full of small sharp stones, so punctures are not anything special in Greece.

Reconnaissance flight over the route you can see HERE.



Car

Robert Kubica in the Acropolis Rally will drive a Citroen DS3 RRC, built on top of a WRC car, which previously used such figures as Peter Solberg (2011), Cedric Hennion, Benito Guerra and Bryan Bouffier. Let's hope that this time, nothing in this car will disappoint.

Rivals

Robert will start as 26th but his number is traditionally 74. In the Acropolis Rally won’t appear several leading WRC drivers' (Artu Lappi), but reaching a podium in the WRC2 classification won’t be easy. For the victory in the entire rally will fight Mikko Hirvonen, Dani Sordo and Mads Ostberg. Below you can see the race start list:

1 comment:

  1. Let's hope for a more lucky rally this time. If only he could finish without any big crashes or faults to the car this time.

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