German driver to be reunited with classic rally Audis
8 April 2009

Rally legend Walter Röhrl is to be reunited with the Audi rally cars he drove to victory during the 1980s.

The German has been given special permission by Porsche, with whom he has a long-term contract, to pilot several Audis at a series of events this year.

The last time he drove an Audi was at a 25th anniversary of the Quattro celebration event in 2005, which was held outside the Ingolstadt factory.

“I’m really looking forward to getting behind the wheel of the cars I drove during my time with Audi,” he said.

Röhrl was the only person to win a world championship event – the 1985 San Remo rally – in the Audi Sport Quattro S1.

He also became the first driver to climb the 2000-metre Pikes Peak hillclimb in under 11 minutes.

The following appearances are planned: Goodwood Festival of Speed (3-5 July), “100 years of Audi” at Donauring in Ingolstadt (18 July) and the Eifel Classic rally starting at the Nürburgring (1-3 October).

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