Walter Röhrl, the two-time World Rally Champion driver who was voted Rally Driver of the Millennium and called “a genius on wheels” by Niki Lauda, will return to the scene of his dominant win in the 1984 Ulster International Rally. The occasion is Titanic Déjà Vu Ulster, another of Déjà Vu Motorsport’s popular rally reunions in aid of charity, set for September 1. The designated beneficiary for this event is We Are MacMillan Cancer Support.
Thirty-four years have passed since Röhrl and co-driver Christian Geistdörfer blasted their Group B Audi Quattro S4 over the Antrim, Down and Fermanagh stages to obliterate the opposition. Those who witnessed their performance rate it as one of the greatest drives in Irish rallying history, as Walter and Christian defeated Russell Brookes, Jimmy McRae and Bertie Fisher by more than four minutes.
The Porsche-contracted German driver will return to Ulster to head a cavalcade of historic rally cars over famous Antrim stages such as Glen Dunn and Torr Head. He will be joined by many of his contemporaries and a host of other rally stars at a gala dinner in Titanic Belfast on Saturday September 1.
The two-day event, based in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter begins Friday August 31 with Registration in the afternoon and a Welcome Reception that evening. Saturday’s “Stage Cavalcade” is scheduled for 10 a.m., when participants will begin traversing a 150-mile route over classic Texaco, Circuit of Ireland and Ulster Rally stages. That evening’s Gala Dinner will commence at 7:30 p.m. in Titanic Belfast, and feature videos, star driver interviews and other entertainment. For further information contact Alan Tyndall at email@example.com or call