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With expertise and passion to the finish line: The 2022 Dakar Rally > Audi Sport > Audi India
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With expertise and passion to the finish line: The 2022 Dakar Rally
 

Audi at the 2022 Dakar Rally

The three Audi driver teams won an impressive three stages during the 14-day rally, claiming a total of 14 podium finishes in the daily results. Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz clinched the first stage victory for the Audi RS Q e-tron* – and the first Audi stage victory ever – on the exacting route from Al Artawiya to Al Qaisumah. After covering some 8,400 desert kilometres, Mattias Ekström and Emil Bergkvist finished ninth in Jeddah as the best Audi driver team. Full details of the individual stages can be found at www.audi-mediacenter.com.

 

“It was a pleasure to drive the Audi RS Q e-tron*, it’s simply sensational in the dunes. The electric drivetrain* with its good torque suits my driving style to a T.”

Stéphane Peterhansel, Audi Factory Driver, has won the Dakar Rally 14 times.


Portrait of Audi factory driver Stéphane Peterhansel

“We’ve learned a lot and can confirm the car is fast. Now we’re going to make it even better for the future. This is a historic moment and I’m very happy and proud to be part of the team.”

Carlos Sainz, Audi Factory Driver, is a Rally legend and has been racing for more than 40 years.

Portrait of Audi factory driver and rally legend Carlos Sainz

“I’d never have believed it possible to win a stage after such a short time and on the first attempt. But we did it and I’m super proud of that.”

Mattias Ekström, Audi Factory Driver, and his co-driver Emil Bergkvist took ninth place, finishing the Dakar Rally in Jeddah as the best Audi driver team.

Portrait of Audi factory driver Mattias Ekström
 
The Audi RS Q e-tron drives through the dunes.

This vehicle shown here is the Rally Dakar vehicle that is not available as a production model.

“For over 40 years, our brand has repeatedly impressed with its innovations in motorsport. Audi has lived up to its pioneering role in the world’s toughest rally right from the start.”

Oliver Hoffmann, Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development at AUDI AG

Portrait of Audi Sport Board of Management Member Oliver Hoffmann

“I’m incredibly proud of the team, of the drivers and everyone involved. This was a really great achievement. The spirit that exists within the team is wonderful to see.”

Julius Seebach, Head of Audi Sport

Portrait of Audi Sport Managing Director Julius Seebach
 
Rear view of the Audi RS Q e-tron on a stony track section

This vehicle shown here is the Rally Dakar vehicle that is not available as a production model. Closed course, professional driver. Do not attempt.

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