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The RS3 takes on Shelsley Walsh

Audi RS3: Keep running up that hill, with no problems

Vulture at the WheelOn the June 6 1936, Audi – or Auto Union, as it was known at the time – first visited the Shelsley Walsh hillclimb course with its 550hp Grand Prix car. Rain spoiled Hans Stuck’s runs on the day, but in practice he had equalled Raymond Mays’ course record of 39.6 seconds up the 1.5km hill in rural Gloucestershire. Just over 50 years later, on July 6 1986, the team returned, with Hannu Mikkola driving the legendary Sport Quattro. He managed to shave a fraction over 10 seconds off Stuck’s time, albeit on a much-improved road surface and in dry conditions.
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