Safety concerns shorten Day One schedule
The organisers of the Acropolis Rally have announced that the third special stage appearing on the programme of the World Rally Championship's Greek round has been removed from the schedule.
The reason for the withdrawal of
the Evangelistria stage was not given, with the statement from the organisers simply citing "force majeure" as the cause, but it seems there were concerns that deterioration of the surface conditions along the 21-kilometre route were important enough to cancel the run.
The remainder of the Acropolis Rally programme, which takes place from 12-14 June, is not affected by the cancellation of SS3.