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Encounter - The Audi Technology Magazine 1/2014
Hannu Olavi Mikkola (born May 24, 1942) is a former rally driver from Finland. In 1981, alongside Michèle Mouton, he was the first driver to enter a WRC rally in an Audi quattro. In 1983, he and his co-driver Arne Hertz became World Rally Champions in an Audi quattro. It was the first car to win the World Rally Championship with all-wheel drive. At the Rally Argentina in 1985, driving a Group B Audi quattro, Mikkola dominated what was the fastest rally to date in motorsport history. This record was to stand for fifteen years, before being broken several times by current world rally cars.