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Championship status
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Acropolis Rally 1980 counts for:

1980 FIA World Rally Championship for Drivers
1980 FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers

Facts
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 80th WRC rally 
 Round of season: 5 of 12 
 Official name: Acropolis Rally 
 Edition: 27th 
 Date: from Monday 26-May-1980 to Thursday 29-May-1980 
 Clerk of the Course: Peggy Trikakou 
 Surface: Gravel 
 
 Entries: 154  
 Starters: 148  
 Finishers: 37 (25.0% of starters) 
 
 Stages: 56 
 Shortest: 5.40km(SS43 Sekoulas)
 Longest: 43.00km(SS9 Sikea 1)
 Slowest: 53.40km/h(SS50 Koniditsa)
 Fastest: 158.37km/h(SS13 Gilofon)
 Planned stage distance: 956.16km(34.8% of total distance)
 Actual stage distance: 946.96km(34.5% of total distance)
 Road section distance: 1,800.00km
 Total distance: 2,746.96km
Milestones
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 DRIVERS - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 1st win and 5th podium for Ari Vatanen.
 Second place was 7th podium for Timo Salonen. 
 Third place was 21st podium for Markku Alen. 
 MAKES - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 18th win and 46th podium for Ford.
    Second place was 17th podium for Datsun.
    Third place was 50th podium for Fiat.
Ari Vatanen
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Ford had retired to conceive a successor to Escort but Ford Escort was still winnin in private hands - this time driven by Ari Vatanen. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Ove Andersson
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TTE's Ove Andersson finished on equal time with Rohrl and lost fifth place to german by a tiebreaker. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
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Safari 1980
Rally Codasur 1980
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