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Video: Audi’s 2023 Dakar campaign has got off to a winning start

After a time trial and stage win, watch all three Audi drivers’ reaction to the start of the race

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Mattias Ekström got Audi’s 2023 desert racing campaign off to a great start, winning the 13km Dakar Rally ‘Prologue’. Better still, Carlos Sainz then followed up the next day with a full-blown stage win – letting everyone in the bivouac know Audi Sport’s intentions for this year’s race. 

But what’s a ‘’Prologue’? And how do Audi’s triumvirate of racers feel their race is going having crossed the start line? Well, the video above explains all. And remember, stay tuned to Audi’s dedicated Dakar Hub here on TopGear.com for all the latest from the race. 

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*This vehicle shown here is the Rally Dakar vehicle that is not available as a production model. Closed course, professional driver. Do not attempt. The Audi RS Q e-tron combines an electric drivetrain with an energy converter system comprising a TFSI engine and generator.

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