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.
Audi is facing one of the greatest challenges in motorsport: Following its debut in the 2022 Dakar Rally with an innovative prototype, the brand with the four rings is preparing for the next edition of the famous desert rally in early 2023. The alternative drive concept combines an electric drivetrain with a high-voltage battery and a highly efficient energy converter for the first time. Cross-country rallying will be the spearhead of the factory motorsport commitment in the future.
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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.