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Meet the unsung heroes who keep a Dakar car racing

The work doesn’t stop when an RS Q e-tron finishes a stage. For some, it only just begins

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Racing a car flat-out for two weeks straight is mechanical torture. But if you think a day stops for Audi Sport when an RS Q e-tron finishes racing, you couldn’t be more wrong. Each night highly-skilled mechanics and engineers burn the midnight oil to make sure that each car is fit for another battle on the stages. But what exactly happens when are car comes back to service? Well, let race and development engineer Daniel Gratacós be your guide.

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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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