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Audi celebrates three major anniversaries at Goodwood

Audi Tradition’s latest pride and joy: restoration work has recently been completed on the original Audi Rallye quattro A2 that won the British RAC Rally in 1983. 30 years have passed, and the car is now to be seen again in Britain, driven by Hannu Mikkola, who took the World Rally Championship title in 1983 in this Audi.
  • 30 years ago Hannu Mikkola won the World Rally Championship in an Audi
  • 25 years ago Audi won the TransAm race series in the USA
  • 20 years ago the Earl of March staged the first Festival of Speed

At this year’s Festival of Speed, which takes place at Goodwood in the South of England from 12 – 14 July, Audi Tradition will celebrate three major anniversaries. Held for the twentieth time, the Festival is the largest historic motor sport event in the world and attracts 150,000 visitors from all over the world with its “Best of” programme. For this, Audi is shipping over an iconic vehicle, the 1936 Auto Union Type C racing car, and is also celebrating two other milestones in the history of Audi Sport: in 1983, 30 years ago, Hannu Mikkola became the first Audi driver to clinch the World Rally Championship title, at the wheel of the Audi Rallye quattro A2, and 25 years ago Audi Sport took the American TransAm title with the Audi 200 quattro, in the very first year in which it was entered for this race series.

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