Tag Archive: Mattias Ekström

Apr 28

DTM season kick-off at Hockenheim provides highlights galore

Mattias Ekström to meet a major challenge

DTM season kick-off at Hockenheim provides highlights galore “It’s high time for the season to be started,” says Mercedes-Benz driver Christian Vietoris, thus also expressing the opinion of his 23 colleagues.

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Apr 19

24 drivers – 24 questions: Answers by Mattias Ekström

In 2016, 24 drivers will be battling to make their big dream come true

In 2016, Mattias Ekström wants to once again win the title – if possible on race weekends held in brilliant sunshine. Winning the DTM champion’s trophy. International top-level drivers will be staging entertaining duels in 18 races on a total of nine weekends. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Ekström’s dream comes true: Double start at Hockenheim

Apart from DTM, Mattias Ekström has got a second big passion: rallycross

This year, Ekström will run with the hare and hunt with the hounds and so, he will contest the WRX event and the DTM races, at Hockenheim.Since 2014, the two-time DTM Champion (2004 and 2007) has been racing with an own team in the World Rallycross Championship, WRX.

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Apr 07

Second day of testing – BMW again the quickest

On the second of the four days of testing at the Hockenheimring, the manufacturers opted for different strategies

Tom Blomqvist set the fastest lap time on WednesdayWhile Mercedes-Benz tested with the same four drivers as on day one – Maximilian Götz, Daniel Juncadella, Esteban Ocon and Lucas Auer – Audi and BMW let the drivers execute the work who weren’t involved on Tuesday.

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Mar 21

Topi Heikkinen joins Mattias Ekstrom at Team EKS for 2016 World RX season

Heikkinen will drive the Audi S1 EKS RX quattro alongside team owner, Ekstrom

World RX - Topi Heikkinen joins  Mattias Ekstrom at Team EKS for 2016 World RX season Finland’s Topi Heikkinen will join


Mattias Ekstrom
and Team EKS for the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 16

Watch the best action from World RX in 2015 (+video)

The three-minute video captures the excitement of the 13-round season

Dany Flageole A short video highlighting the best action from the 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy has been released on the official World RX YouTube page.  Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Larsson wins Argentina RX as Solberg is crowned 2015 World Rallycross Champion

Sweden’s Robin Larsson has won his first FIA World Rallycross Championship event after triumphing at this weekend’s TOTAL Rallycross of Argentina

World RX Petter Solberg 2015 Champion 1 Mattias Ekstrom finished Argentina RX in second place, while Norway’s Petter Solberg was crowned the 2015 World RX Champion after securing the third podium spot.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

World RX drivers meet stars of FC Barcelona

The World RX drivers attended a training session at the Citutat Esportiva Joan Gramper

Rallycross FIA logoFIA World Rallycross Championship drivers Petter Solberg and Mattias Ekstrom met some of the world’s most famous football players today (Friday 18 September).

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Sep 13

Surprisingly dominant rookie driver Tom Blomqvist takes his first DTM race win

Young DTM drivers made their mark on the DTM race at Oschersleben on Sunday, first and foremost BMW driver Tom Blomqvist.

DTM - Tom Blomqvist The 21-year-old Brit pulled clear from his opponents and scored his maiden DTM victory in his first season in the series. The manner in which he drove victory home was more than impressive.

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Sep 13

Front row of the grid for BMW – Wehrlein third

Harsh penalty for Wickens

Once again, a BMW is on pole position for the race at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben on Sunday: in qualifying for the 14th DTM season race, Augusto Farfus secured himself the best grid position with a lap time of 1:20.632 minutes. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Götz covers a lot of kilometres – Tambay faster than the rest

Mattias Ekström and Pascal Wehrlein entertained the Moscow crowds with a thrilling fight for the championship lead

Wehrlein delivered a brilliant performance in race one to steal the Swede’s position at the very front of the championship standings. In round two, however, Ekström struck back: he finished third, pass his rival again and left Moscow as championship leader.

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Jul 04

The DTM at Zandvoort: racing with beach flair

Usually, it’s a true dilemma, on a hot mid-summer weekend: should you go swimming or attend a thrilling motor-racing event.

This weekend, however, you can have it all: from 10th to 12th July, when DTM makes its stop at Zandvoort, Netherlands, the refreshing North Sea waves are just a stone’s throw away from the unique 4.307-kilometre dune circuit with its challenging and versatile track layout.

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Jun 16

Norisring 2014 – Wickens outclasses them all

In the 2014 Norisring round, he raced in a class of his own: with his Mercedes-Benz, Robert Wickens truly outclassed the entire field

In the end, he crossed the finish-line of the wet race with a 24-second lead, thus underlining his reputation as wet-weather specialist. Behind Wickens, the Audi drivers Jamie Green and Mattias Ekström completed the podium.   Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Jamie Green unstoppable at Lausitzring

All the doubts have gone

DTM - Lausitzring - Jamie Green Three years after moving from Mercedes-Benz to Audi, things are really going well for Jamie Green. In a dominant way, the Audi driver also secured himself the second race win at Lausitzring, his third victory in the still-young motorsport season.

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May 31

Green on pole position – Audi strong again

Yesterday’s race winner will be starting from first position on the grid for the race on Sunday

In qualifying, Audi driver Jamie Green set a lap time of 1:17.386 minutes and thus outpaced his closest rival Mattias Ekström by more than five tenths of a second. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Audi locks out top four at Lausitzring

“I am particularly proud of this victory” -Green

DTM logo The opposition came off second-best in the DTM race at the Lausitzring on Saturday as four Audi drivers decided the battle for victory in the third race of the season among themselves. Read the rest of this entry »

May 29

Quotes by the Mercedes drivers prior to the DTM race on the Lausitzring

Audi travels to the Lausitzring with tailwind

DTM - Lausitzring As the leader of all three classifications (drivers’, manufacturers’ and teams’), Audi heads to the second DTM weekend of the year – with a premiere: On Saturday, May 30, at the Lausitzring, a DTM race will be held on Saturday night for the first time – aired on prime time immediately before the DFB Cup final in Berlin, which is only about 130 kilometers away.

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May 24

Solberg wins at Lydden Hill and extends World RX Championship lead

Mattias Ekstrom finished second, Johan Kristoffersson rounded off the top three.

World RX - Lydden Hill Petter Solberg has won the Motorsport News World RX of Great Britain, round four of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy, and extends his lead in the overall Drivers’ Standings over Johan Kristoffersson to 29 points.

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May 16

Solberg and Ekstrom tied on points in Belgium

EKS team owner and two-time DTM Champion Ekstrom took the heat one victory

World RX - Belgium - Petter SolbergPetter Solberg and Mattias Ekstrom are tied on equal points following the first two heats at Ladbrokes World RX of Belgium, round three of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy.

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May 07

Mattias Ekström will win the title – say his rivals

Mattias Ekström will win the 2015 DTM Drivers’ championship.

2015-05-01-0054This was the prediction of about a third of the drivers on the 2015 DTM grid. In an anonymous poll, conducted prior to the season kick-off weekend, the 36-year old Swede proved to be the winner. In the 143 DTM races he contested up to the end of the 2014 season,  Ekström secured 19 race wins, 63 podiums and 19 poles.

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