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04/02/17
Barcelona
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Dream start for World RX Champion Ekström

World RX Barcelona 2017
Mattias Ekström (S)
  • Mattias Ekström wins World RX season opener at Barcelona
  • First event contested by Team EKS with Audi factory support a resounding success
  • Ekström: “My whole team did a fantastic job”

The 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship could not have been off to a better start from Audi and EKS’s point of view. The season opener at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya saw Mattias Ekström triumph. In the final, the reigning world champion relegated Timo Scheider (D) and Andreas Bakkerud (N) to positions two and three. This victory immediately puts Ekström back at top of the drivers’ standings. In the teams’ classification, team world champions EKS are in the top spot tied on points with Team PSRX Volkswagen Sweden.

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