Torrential rain forces WRC Acropolis Rally shakedown cancellation
Greece has experienced severe flash flooding this week due to Storm Daniel, resulting in record-breaking amounts of rainfall. The host city for the Acropolis Rally, Lamia, has been heavily affected, with several roads around the service park flooded. Despite the challenging conditions, WRC crews have managed to recce the stages, with some interruptions due to fading light and restrictions on traffic. The disruption to the schedule has led to officials reducing shakedown to one run for Rally1 crews and completely cancelling Thursday’s shakedown. The rally is set to start on Thursday evening with a super special stage in Athens, and while there is a high chance of more rain on Thursday and Friday, the rally is expected to proceed as planned.