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01/15/23
Neuburg a. d. Donau
Motorsport

Team Audi Sport with good individual results and setbacks at the Dakar Rally

Dakar Rally 2023
  • 14 stage podiums and seven times among the top 3 in the overall standings
  • Electric drive concept of the low-emission race car highly efficient
  • Board member Oliver Hoffmann: “We’ll be back in 2024”

The effort paid off: Team Audi Sport shaped the 2023 Dakar Rally with innovation and performance right up to the end despite various setbacks. The Audi RS Q e-tron with its electric drive concept scored a total of 14 podium results on 15 event days including the prologue. In addition, the Audi drivers led the rally in Saudi Arabia with the prototype for three days for the first time. However, a series of punctures, the accident-related retirements of Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz and Stéphane Peterhansel/Edouard Boulanger as well as a massive loss of time for Mattias Ekström/Emil Bergkvist prevented a better result than 14th place.

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