As we cool down, Sebastien Ogier, inspired by Athens, gets serious. On Thursday, he already had a hot tempo. His Toyota Gazoo Racing took the first three places in the 0.98 km Cosmote 5G Athens Stage, a fast-fire battle in the streets around Syntagma Square. Ogier is striving to consolidate the lead in the FIA World Rally Championship. Here’s the live stream schedule the Rally Acropolis WRC, so as not to miss the best of Athens.

Acropolis’ launch up

EKO Rally Acropolis WRC started at the opening pace of the evening and Sebastien Ogier set a hot pace. Frenchmen’s Toyota Yaris World Rally Car stopped the clocks 0.6 seconds faster than Elfyn Evans! Kalle Rovanpera, who was fastest in the morning shake-down warm-up, finished third, a further 0.2 seconds back.

Rally Acropolis WRC 2021 schedule*

THURSDAY 09 SEPTEMBER SATURDAY 11 SEPTEMBERSUNDAY 12 SEPTEMBER
17:00 OPENING CEREMONY07:15 GOOD MORNING06:15  GOOD MORNING
18:00 SS1 ATHENS09:21 SS7 PAVLIANI 108:00 SS13 TARZAN 1
09:30 BREAK08:58 BREAK
FRIDAY 10 SEPTEMBER10:02 SS8 GRAVIA09:51 SS14 PYRGOS
10:18 SS2 AGHII THEODORE11:52 SS9 BAUXITES11:00 BREAK
11:11 SS3 LOUTRAKI12:40 BREAK13:00 SS15 TARZAN 2 WOLF POWER STAGE
12:00 BREAK13:00 SS10 ELEFTHEROHORI 114:30 WRAP UP SHOW
13:24 SS4 AGHII THEODORE 213:58 BREAK
14:15 BREAK16:15 SS11 PAVLIANI 2
15:47 SS5 THIVA17:15 BREAK
16:40 BREAK18:00 SS12 ELEFTHEROHORI 2
17:40 SS6 ELATIA
*Note the theme may change, here is the local time UTC + 3

“I love Greece. It’s a beautiful country and I’m really happy to come back on these roads,”

Sebastien Ogier
Rally Acropolis WRC
HMSG on WRC Acropolis 2021, photo by WRC offciial

The event is back on the WRC calendar for the first time since 2013 and its traditional start ceremony at the foot of Athens’ towering Acropolis citadel launched the rally.