Audi opens high-tech complex  in Neuburg an der Donau

Since 1981, Audi Sport has stood for “Vorsprung durch Technik” in international motorsport. Be it the World Rally Championship, Pikes Peak, Super Touring Cars, DTM, GT racing or Le Mans prototypes: with impressive performance, Audi has led all motorsport projects to success, claiming numerous victories and important championship titles. Since 2022, the motorsport program consists of the Dakar Rally and customer racing. In 2026 Audi enters Formula 1.

Dakar Rally 2023

Dakar Rally

Audi has successfully mastered one of the biggest challenges in motorsport: the Dakar Rally. The Audi RS Q e-tron already caused a stir with its efficiency and competitiveness at its debut in the famous desert rally in January 2022. In 2023, Team Audi Sport used the three desert prototypes with electric drive and energy converter with an innovative fuel for the first time. In 2024, the team achieved overall victory with Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz.

Audi Sport customer racing 2022

customer racing

Audi’s customer racing program began in 2009. Initially, Audi Sport customer racing with the R8 LMS focused on the globally growing GT3 category. At the end of 2016, the teams were able to purchase the Audi RS 3 LMS for the TCR touring car class for the first time. Since the end of 2017, the Audi R8 LMS GT4 has been an additional pillar of the customer racing program. In 2019, Audi Sport presents the R8 LMS GT2. Hence the current program rests on four pillars.

Showcar with Audi F1 launch livery

Formula 1

By entering the highest class of motorsports in 2026, Audi is tackling its most challenging ambition to date: combining sustainability, innovation, and maximum performance in motorsports.


Press kits

  • Dakar Rally 2024 Dakar Rally 2024
    Audi makes history: for the first time, a low-emission prototype with an electric drive, high-voltage battery and energy converter wins the world’s toughest desert rally with the Audi RS Q e-tron. The Spaniards Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz secured Audi’s first victory in the Dakar Rally after around 7,900 kilometers with a lead of 1h 20min.
  • Dakar test Morocco, October 2023 Road to Dakar 2024
    Exactly 355 days lie between the final stage of the 2023 Dakar Rally and the prologue of the 2024 Dakar Rally, a period that Team Audi Sport has used intensively to prepare for its third Dakar participation – with test drives and rally events. The waypoints along the "Road to Dakar 2024" at a glance.
  • 24h Spa 2023 24h Spa 2023
    Together with all its teams, Audi Sport customer racing left its mark on the 75th edition of the Spa 24 Hours: Two driver squads fought a thrilling battle for overall victory. And all six teams together scored so many points for the “Coupe du Roi” that Audi won the prestigious manufacturers trophy at the classic in the Ardennes for the fourth time.