Walter Röhrl dominates Costa Brava Rally

At 62 years of age Walter Röhrl is not far away from collecting his pension, but there’s no sign of Porsche’s senior test driver slowing down. Not even a little bit. So perhaps it should come as no surprise that when he enters a rally these days, he still competes to win.

Last weekend he entered the Costa Brava Rally and won decisively. Based around the Spanish town of Lloret de Mar, Walter competed in the FIA European Rally Championship for Historical Cars together with co-driver Peter Göbel.

The two-times World Rally Champion drove a 1981 Porsche 911 RSR under difficult weather and track conditions, and in so doing Röhrl clearly demonstrated his unique driving skills as the four-times Monte Carlo winner on the last two stages of the race.

The race also featured ex-Renault works driver Jean Ragnotti in an Alpine A110, together with several other competitors driving Porsche 911s plus three Group 4 Lancia Stratos, but it was Röhrl and Göbel in their RSR who dominated the race.