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Video: What happens before a Dakar Rally?

A lot goes on before Audi’s three innovative RS Q e-trons even hit the start line

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Audi’s Dakar effort has made it to Sea Camp, the first bivouac of the 2023 Dakar Rally. This temporary village on the coast of Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, is a dusty hive of activity and base camp for the start of the race.

But before the three innovative RS Q e-trons even hit the start line, there’s plenty to do; infrastructure needs to be built, scrupulous scrutineering needs to ticked off and a final shakedown of all three cars needs to happen before race day.

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It’s fascinating stuff which you can check out in the video above. And stay tuned for more updates on Audi’s Dakar campaign, here on Top Gear’s Audi Dakar Hub.

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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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