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WRC - Breaking news - Masterful Rovanperä wins Acropolis Rally Greece


2021 Acropolis Rally Greece - Sunday breaking news

2021 WRC - Acropolis Rally Greece - K. Rovanperä / J. Halttunen (Red Bull Content Pool / Jaanus Ree)

Twenty-year-old Kalle Rovanperä, navigated by Jonne  Halttunen, landed his second FIA World Rally Championship event win on Sunday afternoon after dominating Acropolis Rally Greece.

The Finn led for virtually the entire four-day fixture on rocky mountain roads in central Greece to win by 42.1sec in a Toyota Yaris. The victory came two months after he became the youngest WRC winner in history in Estonia.

Ott Tänak finished second in a Hyundai i20 with championship leader Sébastien Ogier driving a measured rally to finish third in another Yaris, a further 29.2sec back. The Frenchman extended his points lead to 44 with three rounds remaining.

Rovanperä won the Wolf Power Stage to claim five bonus points. Elfyn Evans scored four points in second in another Yaris with Ogier taking three in third. Thierry Neuville secured two points in fourth in an i20 with Tänak netting the final point in fifth.

Andreas Mikkelsen and Elliott Edmonson sealed glory in FIA WRC2 in a Skoda Fabia Evo ahead of Marco Bulacia - a rewarding team result with one-two for Toksport.

More news to follow.