Born on this day (28th - March)
1897 - 1974
1908 - 1963
1911 - 1998
1938 - 1980
1952 - 1975
Died on this day (28th - March)
1925 - 1992
1921 - 2008
German rally and racing driver, with famous victories for Audi and Porsche. He also drove for Fiat, Lancia, Opel, Ford and BMW.
RÃ¶hrl was a World Rally Championship favourite during the 1970s and 1980s. His Fiat 131 Abarth carried him to the 1980 title, but it was arguably his equivalent success in 1982 that impressed most of all, with RÃ¶hrl fending off audacious four-wheel drive opposition to take the title, by virtue of consistency, in his increasingly outmoded Opel Ascona 400.
He is the senior test driver for Porsche road cars, notably setting quick laptimes for them testing round the famous Nurburgring Nordschleife.