An Audi 80 GTE wins the European touring car championship.
Finnish rally driver Hannu Mikkola, unofficially finishes first in the Portuguese Rallye Algarve as zero car, almost half an hour earlier than the winner.
The first European Rally in 1981, was the Janner Austrian Rally in which Franz Wittmann took 1st in an Audi Quattro and won by more than 20 minutes.
The first World Championship event in 1981 that the Quattro entered was the Monte Carlo Rally, in which Hannu Mikkola unfortunately did not complete due to an accident, however set many of the fastest times on the stages.
Audi quattro driving Michele Mouton is the first ever woman to win a World Rally Championship event, with victory on the San Remo Rally.
Hannu Mikkola wins the car its first World Rally Championship in Sweden, as well as the RAC Rally in Great Britain.
In the 1982 Monte Carlo Rally, Hannu Mikkola won 2nd place in the Audi Quattro. Michele Mouton unfortunately retired due to an accident.
In the Swedish 1982 World Rally Championship, Stig Blomqvist came 1st in the Quattro. Michele Mouton hit a stationary Hannu Mikkola off the course, which resulted in Mouton finishing 5th and Mikkola 16th. Ericsson Mikael was 10th in an Audi Coupe GT.
March 1982 was Rallye De Portugal in which Michele Mouton won and Franz Wittmann was 3rd, both in Audi Quattros.
May 1982 was the Acropolis Rally in Greece, where Michele Mouton and co-driver Fabrizia Pons came 1st in the Quattro.
August 1982, Michele Mouton and co-driver Fabrizia Pons came 1st at the Marlboro Rallye in Brazil.
August 1982, Hannu Mikkola took 1st with Stig Blomqvist just behind in 2nd at the 1000 Lakes Rally in Finland.
October 1982, Stig Blomqvist comes 1st in his Quattro with Hannu Mikkola just behind in 2nd at San Remo Rally.
Mid November, Hannu Mikkola takes victory at the Lombard RAC Rally with Michele Mouton taking 2nd place.
Audi wins the World Rally Championship manufacturers title outright. Michele Mouton (Audi) runner up to Walter Rohrl in the drivers’ Championship and Hannu Mikkola (Audi) 3rd place.
January 1983, Stig Blomqvist came 3rd in the Monte Carlo Rally.
February 1983 Rally Sweden, Hannu Mikkola won in the Audi Quattro and Stig Blomqvist 2nd in the Audi 80 Quattro.
Hannu Mikkola and co-driver Arne Hertz came 1st in Rally de Portugal with Michele Mouton coming 2nd.
Malboro Safari Rally. Hannu Mikkola and Arne Hertz come 2nd, followed by Michele Mouton in 3rd in the Audi Quattros.
Acropolis Rally. Stig Blomqvist came 3rd and Michele Mouton 7th.
August 1983, Malboro Rally Argentina the Audi Quattro took 1st 2nd and 3rd.
Rally of the 1000 Lakes, Hannu Mikkola and Arne Herts came 1st in the Audi Quattro A2, Stig Blomqvist just behind in 2nd, Per Eklund 4th in the Clarion Quattro, Lasse Lampi 7th in a privately-run Quattro and Michele Mouton 16th.
Stig Blomqvist wins the RAC Rally in a David Sutton prepared Audi Quattro.
Hannu Mikkola wins the Drivers’ title in the World Rally Championship. Audi is also the runner-up for the manufacturers title.
Audi wins both the drivers’ and manufacturers title with Stig Blomqvist. The team take 1st 2nd and 3rd in the Monte Carlo Rally. Walter Rohrl driving the winning car. This was Audis most successful year rallying.
1985 North America’s notorious Pike’s Peak hill climb is won by Michele Mouton in an Audi Sport Quattro S1.
Bobby Unser wins Pike’s Peak in an Audi Sport Quattro S1.
A serious accident involving a competitor and spectators in the Portuguese Rally leads to Audi pulling out of the World Championship. It was the last year the Group B cars dominated the WRC scene. Due to the tragic accident which occurred during the rally, the future of Group B cars came under scrutiny.
Audi return to the World Rally Championship following the ban of Group B cars. Hannu Mikkola wins the testing Safari Rally in Kenya with an Audi 200 Quattro saloon, followed by Walter Rohrl in 2nd, also in an Audi 200 Quattro Saloon.
Walter Rohrl wins Pikes Peak with record breaking time in an Audi Sport Quattro S1.