Vorsprung durch Racing

Since 1981, Audi Sport has stood for “Vorsprung durch Technik” in international racing. Be it the World Rally Championship, Pikes Peak, Super Touring, DTM, GT racing, Le Mans prototypes or Formula E: With impressive performances, Audi achieved success with numerous race victories and important championship titles in all of the racing projects. The current engagement consists of the FIA Formula E World Championship and customer racing. In 2022, Audi enters the Dakar Rally for the first time with an electric drivetrain. Marathon rally raid competition will become the future flagship of the factory motorsport programme. For 2023, Audi Sport is developing a new hybrid sports prototype for the Le Mans 24 Hours. The road-going models from the brand with the four rings profit from the know-how that comes from racing.

Audi R8 LMS on the racetrack

Completed races in 2021

109

Updated: May 3, 2021

Podiums in 2021

88

Race cars

5

4 models for sale

Audi to compete in Dakar Rally

  • Electric powertrain with energy converter for the world’s toughest rally
  • Return of the brand to international rallying
  • Customer racing remains important component

Audi is facing one of the greatest challenges in motorsport: The brand with the four rings will be competing in the famous Dakar Rally for the first time in 2022 with an innovative prototype. The alternative drive concept combines an electric drivetrain with a high-voltage battery and a highly efficient energy converter for the first time. Cross-country rallying will be the spearhead of the factory motorsport commitment in the future.

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The Dakar Rally will replace Audi’s factory involvement in Formula E, which will no longer be continued in the form of an Audi factory team after the 2021 season. The use of the newly developed Audi powertrain by customer teams will remain possible beyond next year.

Customer racing remains the second major pillar in AUDI AG’s future motorsport program. Audi Sport customer racing will continue to offer its customers a comprehensive model portfolio, as well as intensive service for worldwide racing. In addition, the program includes competing with the Audi R8 LMS in major endurance races like the Nürburgring 24 Hours and in international racing series such as the Intercontinental GT Challenge.

“In addition, we are evaluating other possible fields of activity for us in international motorsport,” says Julius Seebach, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH. “In doing so, we have our customers’ wishes in mind as much as the company’s future strategy, which is clearly focused on electrification and carbon-neutral mobility. This is why we are intensively preparing to enter the new sports prototype category LMDh with its highlight races, the Daytona 24 Hours and Le Mans 24 Hours. The most important message for our fans is that motorsport will continue to play an important role at Audi.”

Audi race calendar 2021

The most important races in the upcoming weeks. You can find the news and results from the races here on audi.com.

Series Date Next races Race cars
Formula E May 8, 2021
Monaco
Audi e-tron FE07
GT3
June 3–6, 2021 24h Nürburgring Audi R8 LMS
Audi RS 5 DTM on the racetrack

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