Anders Kulläng

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Anders Kulläng
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Personal information
Nationality Sweden Swedish
Born (1943-09-23)23 September 1943
Karlstad, Sweden
Died 28 February 2012(2012-02-28) (aged 68)
Huay Yang, Thailand
World Rally Championship record
Active years 1973–1988
Teams Opel, Mitsubishi Ralliart
Rallies 45
Championships 0
Rally wins 1
Podiums 4
Stage wins 57
Total points 74
First rally 1973 Monte Carlo Rally
First win 1980 Swedish Rally
Last rally 1988 Swedish Rally

Anders Göran Kulläng (23 September 1943 – 28 February 2012) was a rally driver, who won the 1980 Swedish Rally.

Career[edit]

Kulläng began his rallying career in 1962.[1] He competed in the first ever World Rally Championship round, the 1973 Monte Carlo Rally, in an Opel Ascona. He continued to compete on WRC rounds for Opel until 1981, including winning the 1980 Swedish Rally. During 1981, he became an official driver for Mitsubishi Ralliart.

Kulläng later ran his own rally school in Sweden. His pupils included Colin McRae and Sébastien Loeb.[2]

WRC victories[edit]

 #  Event Season Co-driver Car
1 Sweden 30th International Swedish Rally 1980 Bruno Berglund Opel Ascona 400

Death[edit]

On 28 February 2012, Kulläng died of drowning while on vacation in Huay Yang, Thailand.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.kullang.com/
  2. ^ Evans, David (29 February 2012). "Former Swedish Rally winner Anders Kullang dies aged 68". Autosport. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Rallylegendar död i Thailand" [Rally legend dead in Thailand]. Aftonbladet.se (in Swedish). 28 February 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 

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