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No more Rally Acropolis!

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    DC
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    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/110138
    It says it all:

    “The Acropolis is an iconic event. It was always a good, challenging rally that the drivers were all looking forward to all season.

    “And when you see the situation in Greece, everybody takes everything from Greece; on a human level, I don’t know how the country will survive if these people keep having everything taken from them.

    “They are very proud people and if you take everything – including their pride – away from them then I don’t know how they can catch up.”

    So what do you folks think? (keep in mind that this almost is like loosing Spa in F1 – which did happen at least twice in recent years)

    #242054

    MazdaChris
    Participant

    Very sad news. Saddest loss from the WRC calendar since they cancelled the Safari Rally.

    #242055

    the_sigman
    Participant

    Oh, no!

    Let’s hope WRC can be back here!

    #242056

    Fisha695
    Participant

    Didn’t they not run it a few years ago? 2009 or 2010?

    #242057

    Matthijs
    Participant

    Sad to see it go, it was iconic indeed.

    But these quotes about ´everybody takes everything from Greece´; if it’s about the financial position the country is in, I find it utter nonsense. Greece has debts to pay, and at some point people come to collect. Now it souds like they all are the victims of a big conspiracy against Greece.

    #242058

    GeeMac
    Participant

    That’s a shame, the Acropolis is one of the real icons of world motorsport. I always loved watching it, the punishment the cars and drivers suffered was unreal.

    #242059

    Prisoner Monkeys
    Participant

    If ever there was an example of misplaced nostalgia, this was it. The Acropolis might have been an iconic rally, but it has been a shadow of its former self for years now. The route has been horrible for nearly a decade, and the event itself hasn’t been particularly well-run. It’s basically been trading on its name for a while now. I’m disappointed that an historic rally has to go, but given the state of the Acropolis, I’m not sorry about it.

    #242060

    xivizmath
    Participant

    Acropolis out, Poland in.

    I, for one, rejoiced at the news.

    #242061

    DC
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    #242063

    Prisoner Monkeys
    Participant

    Good news for the Acropolis, with the event finding a new home in the European Rally Championship, where its sprint format is probably much better-suited.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/111346

    #242064

    andae23
    Participant

    Very happy with that.

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