Iconic rally secures extensive deal in the World Rally Championship

The WRC Promoter and Rally Greece have signed a contract extension.
Kalle Rovanperä
Kalle Rovanperä in action at the Acropolis Rally. Photo: Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
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The parties have agreed that the WRC rally will be held in Greece at least until 2027. This decision still requires the approval of the World Motor Sport Council. The current contract for the rally would have been valid until the 2025 season.

Next season, the Greek WRC round will return to its traditional June date. The event made a comeback to the WRC calendar in 2021 after nearly a ten-year hiatus. In recent years, the rally has been held in September, but now it will return to early summer.

The Greek event, known as the Acropolis Rally, was part of the inaugural WRC season in 1973. It is undoubtedly one of the most legendary rallies in the series.

“We are thrilled to extend our partnership with the EKO Acropolis Rally Greece. This rally is a cornerstone of our championship and a favorite among our global fanbase and competitors alike,” said WRC Promoter Managing Director Jona Siebel

“None of this would be possible without the support from Prime Minister (Kyriakos) Mitsotakis since day one. I must also acknowledge the invaluable contributions from Lefteris Avgenakis in the past and Yiannis Vroutsis now. Their understanding of the positive impact that bringing the WRC to Greece creates has been instrumental, and we look forward to continuing this journey in 2026 and 2027.”

This season, the Acropolis Rally will once again be held around the city of Lamia from 5th-8th September.

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