Consistent root cause analysis at Audi Sport’s Dakar test

Team Audi Sport has prepared an analytical test for the suspension and tires after the 2023 Dakar Rally. The Audi RS Q e-tron’s record in January included a total of 14 podium results on 15 event days but also various setbacks. While the innovative electric drive concept worked flawlessly, tire failures clearly set back the three driver teams Mattias Ekström/Emil Bergkvist, Stéphane Peterhansel/Edouard Boulanger and Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz in the most important competition of the year. In addition to the analysis carried out since January, the team completed its investigation of the causes in May with a test in Saudi Arabia.
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