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12/16/06
Ingolstadt/Paris
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Audi driver Ekström wins “Race of Champions”

Race of Champions 2006
Mattias Ekström, Winner of the Race of Champions 2006
  • Audi factory driver “Best of the Best” in Paris
  • DTM driver defeats Rally World Champion in final

Audi factory driver Mattias Ekström has won the “Race of Champions” in Paris – the world final for the best race and rally drivers. The 28-year old Swede, who brought the DTM title to Ingolstadt for Audi in 2004, underlined his exceptional driving abilities once again. At the controls of various vehicles on the way to the final in the “Stade de France” the Audi driver eliminated record DTM Champion Bernd Schneider (Germany), new Formula 1 star Heikki Kovalainen (Finland) and record breaking ChampCar Champion Sébastien Bourdais (France). In the “Super Final” Ekström saved his best till last to beat three-time Rally World Champion Sébastien Loeb in his own car.

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