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Video: Onboard With Rohrl In The Audi Quattro

Submitted by on December 17, 2008

RohrlJust how in the zone must Walter Rohrl have been in this video, which looks to have bee shot whilst on his way to third place during the Rally Of Portugal in 1985!

Rohrl won two World Rally Championships: the first in 1980 driving a Fiat 131 and he repeated the feat in 1982 driving an Opel Ascona 400 .

He joined Lancia for ’83 before again changing teams in 1984 joining the mighty Audi Sport Team and getting the chance to pilot the flame spitting Audi Quattro S1. However, the year was a disappointment for Rohrl with his team mate Stig Blomqvist taking the title

img01popBy 1985, 3 years into the Group B era, the Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 was the car to beat.  Rohrl charged hard utilising his smooth and tidy style to tame the 2.2 litre, 5 cylinder, 500 HP, turbo charged, 4 wheel drive machine, but again the title eluded him.

The San Remo Rally of 1985 would be the scene of the last of his 14 WRC victories and it also proved to be the last and only victory for the E2 version of the car.

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