Audi has completed testing in Morocco for the Dakar Rally. Audi is campaigning three RS Q e-tron electric vehicles in the 2022 Dakar Rally. Drivers Carlos Sainz and Stephane Peterhansel will lead the team’s efforts this year.
In the last twelve months, the team has been readying the vehicles to handle daily off-road distances equaling the length of a typical Dakar stage. One of the biggest challenges for the engineers has been bottlenecks in the supply chain. Much needed components have been slow to arrive.
Drivers have been simulating artificial conditions including high temperatures they expect to face during the rally.
“The entire team is focusing its energy on continuing the development under the toughest conditions,” says Arnau Niubó Bosch, Head of Test Engineering.
The Dakar Rally gets underway in Saudi Arabia at the beginning of January.