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Video: Behind the scenes in Audi’s Dakar bivouac

Ever wondered how you keep three cars racing across a country for two weeks straight?

Apart from the racing, one of the most fascinating parts of the Dakar Rally is the bivouac.

It’s a moving motorsport paddock and mobile base camp with a population of over 3000. It contains the race officials, the teams/drivers and media, and acts as the service area, hotel and logistical HQ for the whole event.

Each day, the Audi team must pack up, hit the road and be set up in the new destination by the time the cars come back off that day's stage. The impeccable efficiency of moving 100 Audi team members nomadically across the Saudi Arabian landscape is an art form. As Audi Sport’s Lisa Crampton will explain.

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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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