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World RX Mettet 2017

AUDI AG will be providing factory support to Mattias Ekström’s rallycross project EKS starting in the 2017 season. As a result, Audi Sport, in addition to its commitments in Formula E and the DTM, will be competing in the FIA World Rallycross Championship in the future as well.

Recent Press Releases

  • 10/01/17

    One, two, three, quattro! Fourth victory in 2017 World RX for Audi driver Ekström

    Mattias Ekström claimed his fourth victory of the season in the FIA World Rallycross Championship. The Swede won at the Estering from countryman Timmy Hansen and EKS team mate Toomas Heikkinen. Before the season finale in South Africa, Ekström holds third place in the drivers’ classification, and reduced the margin second placed overall man Petter Solberg to one point. In the teams’ classification, EKS still holds third place.
  • 09/26/17

    Audi and EKS with strong starting base at Estering

    The 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship is visiting Germany for the second time this year. Following the round at Hockenheim in May, the Estering in Buxtehude will host the penultimate event of the season. Together with his EKS teammates, Toomas Heikkinen and Reinis Nitišs, Mattias Ekström is battling for the fourth victory this season. In the drivers’ championship the Swede is currently in position three.
  • 09/17/17

    Ekström wins next trophy with Audi and EKS

    Mattias Ekström has won the next trophy in the FIA World Rallycross Championship. At the tenth round of the season in Riga, the Swede finished second and was only beaten by his compatriot Johan Kristoffersson. The Volkswagen driver was crowned 2017 FIA World Rallycross Champion in Latvia with two rounds to spare and therefore succeeds Ekström, who is currently third overall. Kristofferson’s PSRX Volkswagen Sweden squad also secured the teams’ championship two races before the end of the season – EKS is third in this classification.
  • 09/12/17

    World RX: Audi and EKS want to rock Riga

    The 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship is turning onto the finish straight, with round ten of twelve to be staged in Riga. A decision may already be produced in both the drivers’ and the teams’ classification. Ranked in third overall, Mattias Ekström is aiming to clinch his fourth victory this season. In the race in the Latvian capital, Audi and EKS are again competing with four Audi S1 EKS RX quattro cars. Alongside Ekström and the other two permanent EKS drivers, Toomas Heikkinen and Reinis Nitišs, Audi DTM campaigner Nico Müller will again contest the event.
  • 09/03/17

    Audi driver Ekström on podium after pouring rain

    Mattias Ekström is back on the road to success in the FIA World Rallycross Championship. At the ninth round in Lohéac, the reigning World Champion finished third – the first podium result since his victory in Hockenheim last May. In front of 75,000 spectators, the Swede was only beaten in the final by his countryman Johan Kristoffersson and the French local matador Sébastien Loeb. In the overall standings, Ekström is third behind Kristoffersson and his team mate Petter Solberg – also like EKS in the team classification.

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