After a battle which lasted four days in the Greek mountains, on tarmac and gravel surfaces, day and night, the 7th annual Historic Rally Acropolis is now part of history.
The final ceremonies saw the flags of Italy and Cyprus flying high,as Macro Bianchini and Emanuele Baldaccini drove a Lancia Stratos to their second consecutive Sporting class win, while the Regularity class was conquered by Stelios Vanezos and George Kodjamanis in a MGB Roadster.
Regularity Class winner Stelios Vanezos reports this was a difficult Historic Acropolis Rally, “This year’s Acropolis was the toughest and most demanding from all the four we compete in the past. Unfortunately, our car was in bad condition, but we patiently achieved this great result.”
The Sporting Class consisted of 22 special stages, of which 16 were run on asphalt surface and the remaining on gravel. Four special stages took place during the night, as a reminder to previous eras when this was common.
The Regularity Class consisted of 45 stages on a variety of surfaces. Within this category, speed is not as vital as detail in tracking and timing.