WRC drivers confident rain-hit Acropolis Rally can continue safely
Severe rainfall and thunderstorms have caused widespread disruption and flash floods in regions of Greece over the past 72 hours, resulting in at least 14 deaths in Greece, Turkey, and Bulgaria. The Acropolis Rally in Greece has been affected by the storm, with the FIA canceling Thursday’s shakedown stage and shortening another stage for safety reasons. Rally officials are closely monitoring the situation and prioritizing safety in their decisions. The rally is scheduled to continue with a super special stage on Thursday evening in Athens. Weather forecasts predict dry and hot weather starting from Saturday. Despite the challenging conditions, drivers feel the rally can proceed, but they have requested up-to-date videos of the stages due to uncertainties caused by the rain during the reconnaissance. Some drivers and teams express conflicting feelings regarding the rally’s continuation, considering the adverse situation faced by local communities and the need for safety precautions.