Gaurav Gill gears up for the legendary Acropolis Rally Greece of World Rally Championship 2022

Decorated Rally driver and the only Indian on the grid of 70
of world’s best rally drivers, JK Tyre’s Gaurav Gill is gearing up for one of the toughest and
gruelling rallies in the World Rally Championship (WRC) calendar-Acropolis Rally Greece
scheduled from September 8-11, 2022. This will be Gill’s third outing in the WRC this year
along with co-driver Gabriel Morales from Brazil after the duo delivered some impressive
performances in Kenya and Finland.
Popularly known as the Rally of the Gods, the event will cover a total distance of 1192 km
including 16 Special stages of 303 kms. With soaring summer temperatures in Acropolis, the
stages of Elatia, Bauxites and Tarzan will become even more daunting as the drivers and
their cars can succumb to the twisty, dusty, rock-strewn mountain roads. On Thursday, the
iconic Olympic Stadium in Greek capital Athens will host a 2 km quick fire opener super
special stage where cars will run two-at-a-time infront of 60K expected crowd which will act
as the prelude to the three days of intense competition that follows.
After tasting victory in the Indian soil in Round 2 of the FMSCI Indian National Rally
Championship -Rally of Coimbatore in his 220 HP & 300NM Mahindra XUV 300, Gill
straightway headed to Finland and was quick to adapt to his 290 HP & 425 NM Skoda Fabia
R5 Rally 2 car. He had a memorable outing in Rally Finland where not only did he
successfully finish the rally, but barring the 5 stages which got him scratch time due to fuel
pump issues, in the remaining 17 stages, Gill was on an average 20-25 seconds off the leader
in his category per 10kms. Gill showed the grid of finest rally drivers that how good he is at
taming tough terrains.
“I’m really excited to be part of this legendary Acropolis Rally. We’ve had a great pre-event
test through the rough gravel tracks of Greece. We have to brave high temperatures, dust
and rocky passes going into the rally, but we’re geared up for that challenge,” said Arjuna
Awardee Gaurav Gill.
The WRC 2 grid has witnessed a super strong and historic number of entries in the entire
series this year with 35 cars starting the Lamia-based event. Gill will be seen competing
against WRC 2 winner of Acropolis Rally 2021 Andreas Mikkelsen (Toksport-run ŠKODA Fabia
Rally2 Evo) from Norway alogn with Teemu Suninen (Hyundai i20 N Rally2), Georg Linnamäe
(Volkswagen Polo GTI R5) and Martin Prokop (Ford Fiesta Rally2) who will be chasing their
WRC2 glory on one of the world’s most famous rallies. A total of 70 cars will be seen
participating in the event with defending champion Kalle Rovanperä, Sebastien Loeb leading
the pack.
As the Gill-Morales duo take on to the wheels, the weekend is surely going to be a treat for
all Rally & Gill’s fans. The event can be watched live on

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