French driver Sebastian Loeb wins Acropolis Rally
Athens: World champion Sebastien Loeb of France won the Acropolis Rally for the third time in the history of the four-day so-called "Rally of Gods" in Greece, and recorded his fourth victory in six rallies for this year`s world championship.
Loeb drove his Citreon car in 4:42:03 ,overall time from Athens to Loutraki in Peloponnese Sunday in one of the toughest races internationally with rocky roads, retaining a lead over his Finn team mate Mikko Hirvonen who ranked second.
Ford driver Jari Latvala was third, while his team mate Norwegian Petter Solberg, who was regarded as Loeb`s main opponent in the 58th Acropolis Rally, was unlucky since he crashed into a tree, tearing off a wheel.
A total of 55 crews participated in the 2012 " Rally of Gods " covering a total distance of 400 km, as part of the overall 13-round World Championship this year.