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    Audi announce plans for fully electric car for 2022 event. "on Dirtfish website"

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    Quote Originally Posted by dck1989 View Post
    Audi announce plans for fully electric car for 2022 event. "on Dirtfish website"
    https://www.audi-mediacenter.com/en/...ar-rally-13440
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    Quote Originally Posted by dck1989 View Post
    Audi announce plans for fully electric car for 2022 event. "on Dirtfish website"
    It’s not a fully electric car, it’s a hybrid car; in Audi’s PR (pantealex posted the link), it’s said it’ll use a TSFI engine as a converter.

    Anyway, the best part of the announcement is at the end of the PR: Audi will also develop a LMDh proto for Le Mans (WEC) and Daytona (IMSA). That’s great!
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    Ogier to Audi in 2022?

    Too soon...?

    Great that Audi are swapping FE for two proper programs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the sniper View Post
    Great that Audi are swapping FE for two proper programs.

    Interesting: BMW is also leaving FE. https://www.motorsport.com/formula-e...paign=widget-6

    No official info on the future of MINI Dakar program after ‘21, but rumours are saying Xraid can become Audi’s partner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Power View Post
    Interesting: BMW is also leaving FE. https://www.motorsport.com/formula-e...paign=widget-6

    No official info on the future of MINI Dakar program after ‘21, but rumours are saying Xraid can become Audi’s partner.
    it is official, only not XRaid as such - Quandt (owner of XRaid) created new company Q Motorsport - press realease:

    Neuburg a. d. Donau, December 11, 2020 – Audi will compete in the Dakar Rally for the first time with an innovative prototype in 2022. The race in the world’s toughest cross-country rally will be carried out in cooperation with the newly-founded Q Motorsport GmbH based in Trebur (Germany).


    “By cooperating with Q Motorsport, we are sticking to our philosophy that has proven itself at Audi over many years,” says Julius Seebach, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH and responsible for motorsport at Audi. “The development of the Dakar prototype with its innovative drivetrain concept is being carried out in-house. We are contesting the race together with an experienced partner. The Q Motorsport team contributes an enormous amount of specific experience from cross-country motorsport.”

    Q Motorsport GmbH was founded by Sven Quandt and his two sons Thomas and Tobias Quandt. As a driver, Sven Quandt won the T1 Marathon Cup in 1998. In the same year, his team GECO Raid celebrated a 1-2-3 victory in the T1 classification of the Paris–Dakar Rally. From November 2002 to the end of 2004, Quandt was the head of motorsport at Mitsubishi Motors. At the same time, he began to build up the X-raid Team, which celebrated five victories in the Dakar Rally and won the FIA World Cup for cross-country rallies eleven times.

    “With Q Motorsport, we want to break new ground in cross-country motorsport independently of and parallel to X-raid,” says Sven Quandt. “The world is changing and the Dakar must also prove that it can be sustainable and continue to point the way forward. This is exactly what Q Motorsport wants to demonstrate together with Audi.”

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    And funny thing is that Quandt is one of the families that "owns" BMW. Sven's sister is part of the counsil of the whole company.

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    Spare tyre caught fire..
    Burnt electrics.
    Over and out for today.
    Waiting on tow rope to the Bivouac.

    Really enjoyed it up to that.
    We’ll get a fix tonight.
    Back at it tomorrow.



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    Sainz and Al-Rajhi got lost for a long time, Loeb losing much with final 2 checkpoints, i suspect puncture again cause his route looks normal on the map.
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