Friday, September 3, 2010

The Greatest Rally Legend Sir.Walter Rohrl

It been a pleasure for me to introduce this extra ordinary professional rally driver to all of you or maybe some of you already know him.

Walter in the 80's

Walter in the present

Picture courtesy of Google & wikipedia

  • Born : 7th March 1947 in Regensburg , Germany.
  • At the age of 16 , he begin to work as a driver for a bishop who travell to visit all his follower and religious activities all around Germany .
  • The total milege he has to covered for all this road trips are 120,000KM anually which equvalent to as many as 100 trips  from Hatdyai , Thailand  to Singapore every year .WOW !!! Unbelievable !!!
  • He is the most famous auto racing figure who brings championship to all the manufacturer team he been participated such as Fiat , Opel , Lancia , Audi , Porsche and Ford .
 Walter Rohrl Rally Career Archive
  • Started in 1968 as a professional rally driver aged 21.
  • Career in rally between early 70's to the early 80's.
  • Win 4 times championships in Monte Carlo rally.
  • He was named "Genius On Wheel ".
  • He also elected " Rallye driver of the century " and also "Rallye driver of the millenium " in Italy.
  • A jury out of 100 worldwide motorsport experts elected him "Best rallye driver ever ".
  • He scored the fastest time during a special mountain rally race call the " Race to the cloud" in Pikes peak , Grand Canyon in the 80's.
  • After retired from rallying he still active in 24 hours Nurburing  endurance race with Porsche and achieved fantatic results.
  • He also the ambassador and senior test driver for Porsche for the past 17 years who responsible for test all the new Porsche such as the 911 turbo , GT2 , GT3 , RS and most likely Carrera GT on the track before allow to leave the factory.


JDMike's Diecast Site said...

yes! he's one of my idols in rally racing! :-)

Kin said...

hi JD,

I'm glad you like him too. You only find this kind of legend in every 100 years.
Don't you agree ?



komenda said...

His name is highly respected and regarded by Porsche fans! I'd love to be in his shoes :-)

Kin said...

Hi Komenda,

I'm glad we all also a big fan of him .Yeah !!! He like superstar in motorsport and this living legend still active in wheels until this day with Porsche.

Thanks for the viewing & comments.