Volkswagen Golf (2) Profile

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Volkswagen Golf (2) General Information

With the Golf 2 Volkswagen had their most serious rally programs. Ironically the Golf 1 showed promise but never enjoyed serious backing by the works team. The Golf 2 was bigger and heavier than the Golf 1 and therefore by many fans regarded as a step into the wrong direction for what was supposed to be a hot hatch. It as well was Kalle Grundel's performances with the Golf 1 - in Sweden and muddy GB 1983 out of all places - that called Volkswagen onto the plan.

By 1984 Volkswagen had for the first time regular WRC appearences with Kalle Grundel as the driver and in Finland the same year the Golf 2 GTI was launched as a groupA rally car. It wasn't really overall winning material, but in groupA the timing could have hardly been any luckier. Despite the odd appearances of cars like the Audi 80 Quattro, 4x4 or turbo charged machinery was still rare in groupA rallying and so the Golf GTI was a regular front runner of that category. In 1985, although Kalle Grundel was lost to Peugeot, Volkswagen entered a two car team with Jochi Kleint and Franz Wittmann. In 1986 Kenneth Eriksson joined the team and his name became synonymous for the groupA Golf. By San Remo that year a stronger 16v version was available. Again perfect timing as groupB was just about to be banned and the successful groupA car was such automatically shifted into the top category. However in 1987 Volkswagen still didn't have the regularly appearing gearbox and driveshaft problems under control and the opposition now was much stronger than in previous years. Later that year on the Bandama Rallye this car delivered Volkswagen’s only WRC win, but it was this event where Toyota’s team plane had a crash in which several members of Toyota team management lost their lives and most teams withdrew thereafter out of respect – it is a questionable win if everybody else around you stops competing. When for 1988 Volkswagen then lost Kenneth Eriksson to Toyota, they slowly but surely lost interest in the now fading project.

In 1990 however Volkswagen was back with probably their most serious rally project ever: a 4x4 supercharged car called the Rallye Golf G60 (using a very unique G-shaped supercharger). This car was based on the Golf 2, but it was easily identified by its rectangular headlights and the bulky wheelarches. Despite it only having a 1.8 8v engine, the incredients were superb. It had the perfect size, it had 4x4 and it had a charged engine. Well, 1.8 8v and supercharger was a bit naive compared to 2.0 16v turbos, but how very interesting to see a different concept. Though the car was well off the pace and bugged by major reliability problems. By 1991 the car was only seen in national championships and while the German program with Erwin Weber wasn't too bad, in the BRC Mark Lovell managed to retire with mechanical problems in the first stages of every single championship event, a season that demolished Lovell's career! By 1992 Volkswagen seemed to be glad everybody appeared to have forgotten the project ever existed.
 

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Volkswagen Golf (2) Evolutions

 
 
Model & Evo. (Activity)
 
BHP@
RPM
Torque
(Nm)@
RPM
Length
Width
Height
Weight
(Kg/BPM
Ratio)
 
Trans.
(W'base)
Volkswagen Golf (2) GTI (84-86) 170/7000 200/6250 3987.1680.1405 880 (5.2) FWD (2475)
Volkswagen Golf (2) GTI 16v (86-90) 194/7000 200/6250 3987.1680.1405 880 (4.4) FWD (2475)
Volkswagen Golf (2) Rallye G60 (90-90) 280/6800 320/5000 4035.1700.1410 1075 (3.8) 4x4 (2475)

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Volkswagen Golf (2) Results

This is an unofficial Car Results list and may be incomplete.

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego hh:mm:ss
8th. 1994 WRC Safari Rally S. Aslam . UNKNOWN #17 [UNKNOWN] 27:03:00
11th. 1993 WRC Safari Rally S. Aslam F. Yusuf #21 [UNKNOWN] 11:37:00
14th. 1992 WRC Rally of Finland T. Tahko R. Fehrmann #29 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
16th. 1991 WRC Safari Rally S. Rai S. Soin #17 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
5th. 1990 WRC Tour de Corse M. Baumschlager R. Zeltner #11 [UNKNOWN] 7:21:26
3rd. 1990 WRC Rally New Zealand E. Weber M. Feltz #8 [UNKNOWN] 6:56:24
19th. 1989 WRC Swedish Rally B. Blomqvist . UNKNOWN #36 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
3rd. 1989 WRC Safari Rally S. Blomqvist B. Cederberg #6 [UNKNOWN] 9:17:39
8th. 1989 WRC Safari Rally E. Weber M. Feltz #14 [UNKNOWN] 11:04:10
14th. 1989 WRC Rally of Finland T. Tahko . Novarese #57 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
14th. 1988 WRC Swedish Rally G. Pettersson A. Pettersson #28 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
7th. 1988 WRC Rallye de Portugal E. Weber M. Feltz #5 [UNKNOWN] 6:57:45
8th. 1988 WRC Acropolis Rally . "Carlo" M. Kriadis #27 [UNKNOWN] 7:58:03
4th. 1988 WRC Bandama Rallye A. Oudit P. Lemarie #42 [UNKNOWN] 7:53:08
9th. 1988 WRC Bandama Rallye M. Molinie M. Molinie #16 [UNKNOWN] 11:54:08
8th. 1988 WRC Rallye San Remo M. Baumschlager . UNKNOWN #52 [UNKNOWN] 6:36:20
5th. 1987 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo K. Eriksson P. Diekmann #7 [UNKNOWN] 8:08:09
9th. 1987 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo E. Weber M. Feltz #11 [UNKNOWN] 8:15:57
8th. 1987 WRC Swedish Rally K. Eriksson P. Diekmann #7 [UNKNOWN] 4:15:25
3rd. 1987 WRC Rallye de Portugal K. Eriksson P. Diekmann #5 [UNKNOWN] 7:14:37
4th. 1987 WRC Safari Rally E. Weber M. Feltz #5 [UNKNOWN] 5:47:27
10th. 1987 WRC Tour de Corse L. Poggi J. Chiaroni #19 [UNKNOWN] 7:52:52
6th. 1987 WRC Acropolis Rally E. Weber M. Feltz #10 [UNKNOWN] 7:36:53
2nd. 1987 WRC Rally New Zealand K. Eriksson P. Diekmann #2 [UNKNOWN] 6:56:47
3rd. 1987 WRC Rally Argentina E. Weber M. Feltz #2 [UNKNOWN] 7:37:11
4th. 1987 WRC Rally Argentina K. Eriksson P. Diekmann #3 [UNKNOWN] 7:59:18
1st. 1987 WRC Bandama Rallye K. Eriksson P. Diekmann #4 [UNKNOWN] 0:48:57
3rd. 1987 WRC Bandama Rallye E. Weber M. Feltz #2 [UNKNOWN] 2:05:56
14th. 1987 WRC Rallye San Remo E. Mauffrey D. Grataloup #45 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
9th. 1987 WRC Rally of Great Britain K. Eriksson P. Diekmann #5 [UNKNOWN] 5:51:20
9th. 1986 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo K. Eriksson P. Diekmann #22 [UNKNOWN] 11:26:56
10th. 1986 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo F. Wittmann M. Feltz #20 [UNKNOWN] 11:32:08
7th. 1986 WRC Swedish Rally K. Eriksson P. Diekmann #15 [UNKNOWN] 5:34:30
8th. 1986 WRC Tour de Corse K. Eriksson P. Diekmann #19 [UNKNOWN] 13:21:21
12th. 1986 WRC Tour de Corse L. Poggi J. Chiaroni #53 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
7th. 1986 WRC Acropolis Rally K. Eriksson P. Diekmann #23 [UNKNOWN] 8:27:25
9th. 1986 WRC Acropolis Rally F. Wittmann M. Feltz #25 [UNKNOWN] 8:34:22
15th. 1986 WRC Acropolis Rally P. Moschoutis . "Silef" #36 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
7th. 1986 WRC Rally New Zealand K. Eriksson P. Diekmann #11 [UNKNOWN] 6:34:15
5th. 1986 WRC Rally Argentina K. Eriksson P. Diekmann #10 [UNKNOWN] 7:22:17
7th. 1986 WRC Rally Argentina F. Wittmann M. Feltz #9 [UNKNOWN] 7:36:30
12th. 1986 WRC Rally of Finland K. Eriksson P. Diekmann #12 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
11th. 1986 WRC Rally of Great Britain K. Eriksson P. Diekmann #27 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
19th. 1986 WRC Rally of Great Britain S. Davison N. Grist #66 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
14th. 1985 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo G. Chasseuil C. Baron #17 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
17th. 1985 WRC Swedish Rally B. Blomqvist S. Parmander #46 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
11th. 1985 WRC Swedish Rally L. Torph J. Svanström #14 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
9th. 1985 WRC Acropolis Rally F. Wittmann M. Ogrisek #17 [UNKNOWN] 12:07:05
9th. 1985 WRC Rally of Finland L. Torph J. Svanström #21 [UNKNOWN] 4:38:26
11th. 1985 WRC Rally of Finland J. Kleint W. Hohenadel #17 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
12th. 1985 WRC Rally of Finland F. Wittmann F. Hinterleitner #20 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
9th. 1985 WRC Rallye San Remo F. Wittmann M. Feltz #14 [UNKNOWN] 8:15:47
6th. 1984 WRC Rallye San Remo K. Grundel P. Diekmann #16 [UNKNOWN] 9:43:30

Volkswagen Golf (2) Retirements

This is an unofficial Car Model Retirements list and may be incomplete.

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego Reason
Ret. 2016 WRC Rallye Deutschland D. Depping M. Kölbach #0 [UNKNOWN] SS0 course opening car only
Ret. 1998 WRC Rally of Finland J. Salo . UNKNOWN #74 [UNKNOWN] SS11 transmission
Ret. 1996 WRC Safari Rally S. Aslam A. Sidi #22 [UNKNOWN] SS12 gearbox
Ret. 1992 WRC Bandama Rallye G. Manfrinato A. Nicoli #9 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1992 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo B. Antoine B. Brissart #82 [UNKNOWN] SS1 transmission
Ret. 1991 WRC Rally of Finland T. Tahko R. Fehrmann #35 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1991 WRC Safari Rally K. Somaia F. Yusuf #18 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1990 WRC Rally Australia (WA) E. Weber M. Feltz #10 [UNKNOWN] SS27 electrics
Ret. 1990 WRC Rally of Finland T. Tahko . UNKNOWN #34 [UNKNOWN] SS14 transmission
Ret. 1990 WRC Acropolis Rally E. Weber M. Feltz #15 [UNKNOWN] SS18 engine
Ret. 1990 WRC Acropolis Rally E. Kazaz C. Bakancocuklari #45 [UNKNOWN] SS8 ?
Ret. 1990 WRC Safari Rally K. Somaia F. Yusuf #21 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1990 WRC Safari Rally S. Rai S. Soin #16 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1990 WRC Rallye de Portugal M. Baumschlager R. Zeltner #21 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1989 WRC Acropolis Rally . "Carlo" . UNKNOWN #30 [UNKNOWN] SS2 ?
Ret. 1989 WRC Acropolis Rally M. Baumschlager R. Zeltner #29 [UNKNOWN] SS28 gearbox
Ret. 1989 WRC Tour de Corse F. Leandri G. Luigi #24 [UNKNOWN] SS99 gearbox
Ret. 1989 WRC Safari Rally K. Somaia F. Yusuf #26 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1989 WRC Safari Rally S. Rai S. Soin #8 [UNKNOWN] SS12 transmission
Ret. 1989 WRC Safari Rally M. Sandhu J. Sandhu #9 [UNKNOWN] SS53 OTL
Ret. 1989 WRC Safari Rally S. Singh D. Kandola #15 [UNKNOWN] SS54 OTL
Ret. 1989 WRC Rallye de Portugal M. Baumschlager R. Zeltner #23 [UNKNOWN] SS10 engine
Ret. 1988 WRC Rally of Great Britain . "Carlo" . UNKNOWN #71 [UNKNOWN] SS28 engine
Ret. 1988 WRC Bandama Rallye K. Somaia F. Yusuf #21 [UNKNOWN] SS41 engine
Ret. 1988 WRC Rally of Finland T. Tahko J. Repo #32 [UNKNOWN] SS20 ?
Ret. 1988 WRC Tour de Corse F. Leandri G. Luigi #31 [UNKNOWN] SS99 driveshaft
Ret. 1988 WRC Safari Rally M. Sandhu J. Sandhu #11 [UNKNOWN] SS34 engine
Ret. 1988 WRC Safari Rally K. Somaia . UNKNOWN #44 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1988 WRC Safari Rally L. Torph B. Cederberg #5 [UNKNOWN] SS19 engine
Ret. 1988 WRC Safari Rally E. Weber M. Feltz #1 [UNKNOWN] SS45 steering
Ret. 1987 WRC Rally of Great Britain E. Mauffrey D. Grataloup #62 [UNKNOWN] SS3 steering
Ret. 1987 WRC Rally of Finland T. Tahko J. Repo #29 [UNKNOWN] SS27 gearbox
Ret. 1987 WRC Acropolis Rally K. Eriksson P. Diekmann #8 [UNKNOWN] SS8 driveshaft
Ret. 1987 WRC Acropolis Rally A. Vovos . UNKNOWN #30 [UNKNOWN] SS5 ?
Ret. 1987 WRC Tour de Corse K. Eriksson P. Diekmann #5 [UNKNOWN] SS14 gearbox
Ret. 1987 WRC Safari Rally K. Eriksson P. Diekmann #8 [UNKNOWN] SS77 engine
Ret. 1987 WRC Safari Rally M. Sandhu J. Sandhu #41 [UNKNOWN] SS29 gearbox
Ret. 1987 WRC Rallye de Portugal E. Weber M. Feltz #8 [UNKNOWN] SS15 crash
Ret. 1986 WRC USA Olympus Rally W. Boyce . UNKNOWN #20 [UNKNOWN] SS27 disqualified
Ret. 1986 WRC Rallye San Remo K. Eriksson P. Diekmann #22 [UNKNOWN] SS99 event disqualified from WRC - 5th
Ret. 1986 WRC Rally of Finland T. Tahko J. Repo #28 [UNKNOWN] SS6 gearbox
Ret. 1986 WRC Acropolis Rally . "Carlo" M. Kriadis #38 [UNKNOWN] SS32 gearbox
Ret. 1986 WRC Tour de Corse F. Wittmann M. Feltz #17 [UNKNOWN] SS30 engine
Ret. 1986 WRC Safari Rally K. Eriksson P. Diekmann #17 [UNKNOWN] SS52 suspension
Ret. 1986 WRC Safari Rally F. Wittmann M. Feltz #18 [UNKNOWN] SS53 withdrawn - after Eriksson crash
Ret. 1986 WRC Rallye de Portugal F. Wittmann M. Feltz #23 [UNKNOWN] SS3 boycott
Ret. 1986 WRC Rallye de Portugal K. Eriksson P. Diekmann #21 [UNKNOWN] SS3 boycott
Ret. 1986 WRC Swedish Rally B. Blomqvist S. Parmander #28 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1985 WRC Rallye San Remo J. Kleint W. Hohenadel #10 [UNKNOWN] SS7 crash
Ret. 1985 WRC Rally of Finland A. Laine R. Virtanen #15 [UNKNOWN] SS12 throttle cable
Ret. 1985 WRC Acropolis Rally J. Kleint W. Hohenadel #20 [UNKNOWN] SS15 gearbox
Ret. 1985 WRC Tour de Corse J. Kleint W. Hohenadel #16 [UNKNOWN] SS23 crash
Ret. 1985 WRC Tour de Corse F. Wittmann F. Hinterleitner #18 [UNKNOWN] SS2 gearbox
Ret. 1985 WRC Tour de Corse G. Chasseuil D. Brichot #68 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1985 WRC Tour de Corse L. Poggi A. Pasquali #114 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1985 WRC Rallye de Portugal J. Kleint W. Hohenadel #9 [UNKNOWN] SS24 gearbox
Ret. 1985 WRC Rallye de Portugal F. Wittmann F. Hinterleitner #11 [UNKNOWN] SS22 gearbox
Ret. 1984 WRC Rally of Great Britain K. Grundel P. Diekmann #20 [UNKNOWN] SS38 steering
Ret. 1984 WRC Rally of Finland K. Grundel P. Diekmann #20 [UNKNOWN] SS8 gearbox
Ret. 1984 WRC Tour de Corse G. Chasseuil B. Chasseuil #71 [UNKNOWN] SS2 differential
Ret. 1984 WRC Tour de Corse L. Poggi . UNKNOWN #74 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?