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Audi 80 General Information

Not many people would recall this after the marketing success of the group B Quattro models for Audi. But Audi indeed was not a newcomer to the WRC when they launched the Quattro. Before the Quattro the Audi works team rallied the FWD 80 GLE. It was not a big scale involvement like the Quattro, but during 1978 & 1979 ever again the Audi 80 GLE turned up at WRC & ERC events driven by Freddy Kottulinski, Walter Smolej, Harald Demuth.

Maybe take a note of the cars registered IN-NN 99 & IN-NM 99. Despite only two WRC starts altogether and two very, very similar reg plates, these are two different cars. More importantly, these two cars were actually a late facelift of the B1 generation 80. Many people may find it confusing, as the B1 is known as a car with small, round headlights, while this from the front looked very much like a B2 already and technically the rally versions of these cars are identical. Only the B2 is quite a bit larger than the B1. All other 80 GLE g2 starts are the B2. So I did not make an extra model file for two starts only, just note that the two cars mentioned here are slightly different to the rest.

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Audi 80 Evolutions

Model & Evo. (Activity)
Audi 80 GLE (78-80) 160/7600 174/6100 4390.1760.1370 930 (5.8) Fwd (2541)

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Audi 80 Results

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Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego hh:mm:ss
7th. 1979 WRC Rallye de Portugal F. Kottulinsky M. Schwägerl #14 [UNKNOWN] 10:52:38
6th. 1979 WRC Rallye de Portugal H. Demuth A. Fischer #16 [UNKNOWN] 10:06:37
26th. 1979 WRC Rally of Finland F. Wittmann H. Deimel #11 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
27th. 1979 WRC Rally of Finland F. Kottulinsky M. Schwägerl #41 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
18th. 1979 WRC Rally of Great Britain H. Demuth A. Fischer #44 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
20th. 1979 WRC Rally of Great Britain W. Smolej M. Schwägerl #35 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
28th. 1979 WRC Rally of Great Britain J. Rae B. Coyle #58 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
5th. 1975 WRC Acropolis Rally . "Leonidas" . Lekkas #12 [UNKNOWN] 11:53:51

Audi 80 Retirements

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

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego Reason
Ret. 1979 WRC Rally of Finland H. Demuth A. Fischer #58 [UNKNOWN] SS1 crash
Ret. 1979 WRC Acropolis Rally F. Kottulinsky M. Schwägerl #28 [UNKNOWN] SS1 suspension
Ret. 1979 WRC Acropolis Rally H. Demuth A. Fischer #23 [UNKNOWN] SS7 withdrawn - driver ill
Ret. 1978 WRC Rally of Great Britain F. Kottulinsky A. Fischer #45 [UNKNOWN] SS31 crash
Ret. 1978 WRC Rally of Finland F. Kottulinsky A. Fischer #29 [UNKNOWN] SS40 crash
Ret. 1973 WRC Tour de Corse G. Fréquelin . UNKNOWN #15 [UNKNOWN] SS99 engine