Audi’s Peterhansel drops out of Dakar contention after Stage 1 crash

Having finished 14th in Saturday’s Prologue, Peterhansel had been running an impressive second in his electric Audi RS Q e-tron, just six seconds behind overall leader Nasser Al-Attiyah of Toyota.
But passing through a winding rocky track 153km into the stage near Ha’il, the Frenchman suffered an accident that broke the rear axle of his car. Both Peterhansel and his co-driver Edouard …Keep reading