Tag Archive: Mattias Ekström

Aug 10

Nico Muller joins World RX for Loheac

“Mattias and I have been colleagues in DTM since 2016 and we talk about many things, including rallycross.”

DriverNico Muller will become the first ever Swiss driver to race in the FIA World Rallycross Championship when he joins the EKS team at Loheac in France next month.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 08

Jack of all trades Auer wins

Following his F1 tests for Team Force India, ‘Luggi’ now raced for BWT Mücke Motorsport

2017-08-05_1614Last weekend, Lucas Auer, DTM driver and jack of all trades, made a very successful guest appearance in the ADAC GT Masters race weekend at the Nürburgring.

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Aug 07

Audi is the hit

‘Vorsprung durch Technik’  – in the case of Audi this also applies to the 2017 DTM season so far

Audi is the hitWith 10 of the 18 races of the season contested, the Ingolstadt based brand holds the lead in the three most important rankings of the famous touring-car series.

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Aug 05

Electrifying, enthralling, entertaining

Multifaceted, stunning, attractive.

The first 10 of the 18 races of the 2017 DTM season made for impressive motor racing. With the first round of the fifth race weekend at Moscow, DTM reached its season half-time. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 01

World RX crosses Atlantic for Canadian round at GP3R

Everything you need to know about Canada RX

2016-08-07_1346The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy will return after a five-week summer hiatus as the teams travel out of Europe for the first time in 2017 for World RX of Canada this weekend (4-6 August). Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 23

Maro Engel sensationally takes his first DTM race win in Moscow

Mattias Ekström claims back points’ lead with second-place finish

Maro Engel sensationally takes his first DTM race win in MoscowEntertaining duels and all three brands on the podium. 25,000 spectators attend the DTM weekend in Moscow. The first win in his 52nd race: the Sunday race at Moscow Raceway saw DTM returnee Maro Engel winning for the first time in his career in the most popular international touring car series.

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Jul 22

Wittmann fastest in qualifying, but Rast will be starting from pole

Marco Wittmann posted the fastest lap time in qualifying for the DTM race on Saturday at Moscow Raceway

Wittmann fastest in qualifying, but Rast will be starting from poleNevertheless, the BMW driver will not be starting from pole position for today’s race. In the race at the Norisring, Wittmann incurred his third warning of the current season for an incident with Mattias Ekström and will be dropped five places on the grid as a result.

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Jun 30

Bruno Spengler posts fastest time in free practice

BMW claimed the first fastest time of the DTM weekend at the Norisring

Bruno Spengler posts fastest time in free practiceBruno Spengler completed his fastest lap of the 2.3 kilometres long street circuit in Nuremberg in 47.971 seconds and thus was 0.077 seconds faster than Mattias Ekström with his Audi RS 5 DTM. With Tom Blomqvist and Timo Glock, third and fourth place were also in the hands of the Munich-based brand. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 30

Nitiss nominated points scorer for EKS

Nitiss races an EKS Audi S1 this season

2016-08-05_0031Latvia’s Reinis Nitiss will score points in the Teams’ Championship this weekend at the World RX of Sweden for the EKS team, standing in for reigning FIA World Rallycross Champion Mattias Ekstrom, who is missing the event due to clashing DTM commitments. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 23

Mattias Ekström to race at the Norisring

Good news for all the Audi and Ekström fans

Mattias Ekström to race at the NorisringThe Swede is going to contest the DTM season highlight, held at the Norisring on the first weekend in July.

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Jun 14

DTM aces on tour: Auer gives Mücke their first podium

Last weekend, four DTM drivers raced in three different series

Lucas Auer, Sebastian Asch and Mücke MotorsportWhile Lucas Auer had a very good weekend and Mattias Ekström displayed his usual competitiveness, there weren’t a lot of positive news on Maro Engel and Loïc Duval. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 07

Ekström: “More of that is welcome”

And now, with four of the 18 races of the 2017 season contested, the Audi driver takes interim stock.

Ekström: “More of that is welcome”Thanks to a courageous pit-stop strategy, Mattias Ekström finished second in the second round of the second race meeting, at the Lausitzring.  Read the rest of this entry »

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May 28

Solberg and PSRX Volkswagen Sweden take double podium at Lydden Hill 

Solberg pays tribute to last Lydden Hill World RX with fitting victory

Solberg pays tribute to last Lydden Hill World RX with fitting victoryNorway’s Petter Solberg took an emphatic win at the wheel of his Volkswagen GTI Polo RX Supercar as the sport of rallycross celebrated its 50th birthday at Lydden Hill in Kent this weekend – round five of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy.

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May 28

Solberg takes three qualifying wins in a row

The two-time World RX Champion led his team mate Johan Kristoffersson and 2016 Champion Mattias Ekstrom

DriverNorway’s Petter Solberg was fastest for the third qualifying session in a row at the fifth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Lydden Hill.  Read the rest of this entry »

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May 24

The fifth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship takes place in Great Britain this weekend, at the Lydden Hill circuit 

Flashback:  Last time out at Lydden Hill

DriverTwelve months ago, eventual champion Mattias Ekstrom scored his third win in the opening four rounds of the 2016 season at Lydden Hill, beating Norway’s Petter Solberg in the final after the reigning champion had been in dominant form in the qualifying stages to be top qualifier at the Intermediate Classification and win semi-final one.

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May 23

Ekstrom podiums in DTM; Kristoffersson wins in STCC

Ekstrom, Kristoffersson and the rest of the World RX field head to Lydden Hill in the UK this week

DriverFIA World Rallycross Championship 2017 race winners Mattias Ekstrom and Johan Kristoffersson both achieved success on their time away from the World RX paddock last weekend.  Read the rest of this entry »

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May 22

World Rallycross Championship comes to Lydden

24 Supercar drivers will line up at Lydden for the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy

World Rallycross Championship comes to LyddenAt first glance Mattias Ekstrom’s hat-trick in the opening rounds of the FIA World Rallycross Championship might seem like a walkover. But his task was by no means easy and he will face strong opposition on May 27-28 when Britain’s round is staged at Lydden Hill, Kent.
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May 19

Two Audis on top in free practice

Audi dominated proceedings in free practice of the DTM at the Lausitzring on Friday

Two Audis on top in free practiceAll six drivers of the brand ended up in the top eight. Mike Rockenfeller posted the fastest time, 97 hundredths of a second faster than his fellow Audi driver Mattias Ekström. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 10

World RX: Lydden Hill entries revealed

Andreas Bakkerud, Petter Solberg and Mattias Ekstrom have added their names of the list of winners

DriverThe entry list for the fifth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Lydden Hill in Great Britain has been released by the FIA, where six additional competitors will join the 18 permanent teams and drivers to make up the 24-car field.  Read the rest of this entry »

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May 07

World RX: Ekstrom takes hat-trick after winning Hockenheim RX 

It is the EKS driver’s third win in a row

World RX Ekstrom takes hat-trick after winning Hockenheim RX Sweden’s Mattias Ekstrom has extended his lead in the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy after taking a lights-to-flag victory at this weekend’s Cooper Tires World RX of Hockenheim.

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