Mattias Ekström received the trophy for his world championship title in the World Rallycross Championship at the FIA prize giving in Vienna. In the Hofburg, the Swede was honored for his achievements this season in front of 800 invited guests. Ekström had already secured the world championship title with his 560 hp Audi S1 EKS RX quattro at the penultimate round of the season hosted at the Estering in Buxtehude. With his private rallycross team EKS, the 38-year-old Audi factory driver also won the team’s title. “I have been following this gala for many, many years as a spectator from afar. Standing on the stage now and being honored twice as a world champion is fantastic,” said Ekström, who is both an EKS driver and the team owner.
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