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Facts
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 68th WRC rally 
 Round of season: 5 of 12 
 Official name: Acropolis Rally 
 Edition: 26th 
 Date: from Monday 28-May-1979 to Thursday 31-May-1979 
 Surface: Gravel 
 
 Entries: 174  
 Starters: 153  
 Finishers: 20 (13.1% of starters) 
 
 Stages: 58 
 Shortest: 5.40km(SS44 Sekoulas)
 Longest: 44.50km(SS15 Kato Vermion)
 Slowest: 52.52km/h(SS53 Koniditsa)
 Fastest: 93.29km/h(SS2 Loukissia)
 Planned stage distance: 1,006.50km(34.1% of total distance)
 Actual stage distance: 943.30km(31.9% of total distance)
 Road section distance: 2,011.00km
 Total distance: 2,954.30km
Milestones
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 DRIVERS - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 8th win and 18th podium for Bjorn Waldegard.
 Second place was 4th podium for Timo Salonen. 
 Third place was 4th podium for Harry Kallstrom. 
 MAKES - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 14th win and 36th podium for Ford.
    Second and third places were 11th to 12th podiums for Datsun.
Waldegard
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Waldegard won 30 stages and led practically all the way but his rally was hampered by various difficulties. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
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Safari 1979
Motogard 1979
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