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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

  • 11/12/17

    World RX: Ekström Vice-Champion

    Mattias Ekström has clinched the FIA World Rallycross Championship runner-up slot. At the season finale in Cape Town, the Swede took third place and in doing so snatched second place in the overall standings from Petter Solberg, even though Ekström contested one race less than the Norwegian due to a clash of dates with the DTM. The previously crowned World Champion Johan Kristoffersson won the race in South Africa. EKS is third in the teams’ classification.
  • 11/07/17

    World RX finale: Audi and EKS to battle for two vice-championship titles in South Africa

    The finale of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship season will take place in Cape Town this weekend. Mattias Ekström, Toomas Heikkinen and Reinis Nitišs have big aims for the event on November 11 and 12, shooting for their fifth win this season and the teams’ vice-championship title. Ekström himself is aiming to become vice-champion in the drivers’ classification as well.
  • 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.

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