Al-Attiyah excluded from Acropolis Rally of Greece
Following a FIA stewards’ decision, published during the Neste Oil Rally Finland, Barwa Rally Team driver Nasser Al-Attiyah (QAT, Subaru) has been excluded from the results of the Acropolis Rally of Greece (12-14 June) for an alleged technical infringement. The Barwa Rally Team has appealed the decision and therefore these changes remain provisional, pending an appeal to be heard by the FIA’s Court of Appeal (at a date to be announced).

Following the amended event results, Al-Attiyah has lost the lead in the FIA Production Car World Rally Championship. Al-Attiyah provisionally finished 2nd in the P-WRC standings in Greece, 22.3 seconds behind Lambros Athanassoulas (GR, Skoda), to score eight championship points and move four points ahead of Armindo Araújo (P, Mitsubishi) at the top of the drivers’ table.

The amended result of the Acropolis Rally of Greece sees Al-Attiyah lose the eight points he scored, while Araújo gains two points by moving from 3rd to 2nd in the rally classification. All other finishers move up one position, with points reallocated as appropriate (see amended rally results and championship points tables below). Araújo now takes the lead in the P-WRC, six points ahead of Al-Attiyah, who drops to 2nd. The next championship round will be Repco Rally Australia on 4-6 September.

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