Porsche 911 SC RS, 1984. On 27 January 1984, Prodrive competed in and won its first ever event, the Qatar International Rally, the initial round on the inaugural FIA Middle East Rally Championship. The Porsche was driven by local Qatari driver Saeed Al Hajri (popularly known as ‘King of Dunes’) who went on to win the Championship
“Genius on wheels” is the name of an exhibition at the Porsche Museum in Zuffen-hausen that honors rally racing legend Walter Röhrl on his 70th birthday. From March 14 to May 14, 2017, the Museum is displaying numerous vehicles driven by the World Rally Championship winner as he established and cemented his reputation as the best and most versatile racer of his time in the world. The exhibition focuses on his many years of collaboration with Porsche. Röhrl has been a brand ambassador and test driver for the Stuttgart sportscar manufacturer since 1993. A bend on the Porsche test track at the Development Centre in Weissach will soon bear his name.
To kick off the special exhibition, Röhrl and his long-standing co-driver Christian Geistdörfer will appear at an autograph session from on March 14.