Audi entry is just the beginning
Audi will be involved in the Dakar Rally from 2022. But that should only be the beginning. Jutta Kleinschmidt sets the course for desert rally sport.
D.he Dakar Rally is no longer as popular as it was 20 years ago, when Jutta Kleinschmidt is still the only woman and the only German to win the Dakar Rally car classification. But the future looks promising nonetheless – thanks in part to Kleinschmidt’s work as FIA commissioner for cross-country sport.
Audi relies on experienced partners
Ekström as a driver is likely
A separate new set of regulations will be created for new environmentally friendly technologies, such as the Audi project. The Audi will also appear in the overall standings, but an extra sub-class is planned for innovative drive types. “We also want to give these technologies some time to get to the level of the others. But the goal is for them to be able to compete for overall victory in the medium term, hopefully by 2026, ”explains Kleinschmidt.