Acropolis Rally Secures Extended WRC Contract Until 2027

    In a significant development for motorsport enthusiasts, the organizer of the Rally Greece and the WRC Promoter have signed a new contract, extending the event’s presence in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) until 2027.

    The current contract was set to expire next year, but the two parties have now agreed to a two-year extension, ensuring the iconic Acropolis Rally will continue to be a part of the WRC calendar. The decision is still subject to approval by the World Motor Sport Council.

    The rally made a comeback to the WRC in 2021 after nearly an eight-year hiatus. In recent years, the event has been held in September, but now it will return to its traditional June date, much to the delight of fans and competitors alike.

    “We are thrilled to extend our partnership with the EKO Acropolis Rally Greece, this rally is a cornerstone of our championship and a favorite among our global fanbase and competitors alike,” said Jona Siebel, WRC Promoter Managing Director. “None of this would be possible without the support from Prime Minister Mitsotakis since day one.”

    The 2024 EKO Acropolis Rally will be held from September 5-8 in the city of Lamia, featuring the legendary stages of Tarzan and Thiva, marking the rally’s last appearance as an autumn event. The 2025 and 2026 editions will revert to the traditional June schedule, providing an exciting start to the summer WRC calendar.

    This news will undoubtedly delight GT and endurance racing enthusiasts, as the continued presence of the Acropolis Rally in the WRC ensures a diverse and challenging calendar for the world’s top drivers and teams.

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