FIA World Rallycross Championship
Mattias Ekström posted the fastest lap time in DTM qualifying on Sunday morning
With his Audi RS 5 DTM, the Swede ended up with a time of 47.804 seconds, but another driver will be on pole position. Due to his collision in the race on Saturday, during which he deprived Christian Vietoris and Robert Wickens of their respective positions, Ekström will be dropped three places on the grid.
For the third time in his career, Timo Glock was able to celebrate on the top step of the podium
In Sunday’s second DTM race at Spielberg in Austria, the BMW driver emerged as the winner. After 42 laps of the 4.326 kilometres long Red Bull Ring, Glock won from the two Audi drivers Mattias Ekström and Jamie Green, who finished second and third respectively.
The EKS driver defeated Team Peugeot-Hansen’s Sebastien Loeb and defending two-time Champion Petter Solberg
Mattias Ekstrom made it back-to-back victories today [15 May] to move into the lead of The 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy for the first time, following a peerless performance at the Kapaza Rallycross of Belgium.
On the second of the four days of testing at the Hockenheimring, the manufacturers opted for different strategies
While 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.
Sweden’s Robin Larsson has won his first FIA World Rallycross Championship event after triumphing at this weekend’s TOTAL Rallycross of Argentina
Young DTM drivers made their mark on the DTM race at Oschersleben on Sunday, first and foremost BMW driver Tom Blomqvist.
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.
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.
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.