Willi Rösel

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Willi Rösel (born August 22, 1954 in Gießen ) is a former German autocross pilot.

To date, he is the most successful driver in this motorsport discipline, having won seven European championship titles between 1979 and 1985 and a total of 42 individual victories. After 20 years of uninterrupted participation in the European Championship and the German Championship, he ended his career in 1992.

Rösel also played a few seasons with an Austrian license.

In 1982 he was awarded the Silver Laurel Leaf by the German President for his sporting successes .

The successful driver Bernd Stubbe has replaced Willi Rösel in this motorsport discipline.

Bernd Stubbe has broken the record of Willi Rösel with currently 8 European Championship titles (as of 2017).

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