Tag Archive: Mattias Ekström

Feb 20

Nitiss joins EKS as Ekstrom’s team fields third car for 2017 

In 2013, Nitiss was crowned the European Champion in the highly-competitive Super1600 category

World RX - Nitiss joins EKS as Ekstrom's team fields third car for 2017 Reigning FIA World Rallycross Champion Mattias Ekstrom and his team, EKS, will contest the 2017 season with three Audi S1 EKS RX quattro cars. Latvia’s Reinis Nitiss will join team-mates Ekstrom and Topi Heikkinen in the team’s third car. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 09

Heikkinen confirmed to partner Ekstrom in 2017

EKS recently announced that it will receive increased support from Audi for its 2017 World RX campaign

DriverFinland’s Toomas ‘Topi’ Heikkinen has been retained by FIA World Rallycross Championship winning team EKS for the 2017 season and will race an Audi S1 Supercar alongside World RX Drivers’ Champion, Mattias Ekstrom. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 08

More insight into the DTM paddock for the fans

Friendliness towards the fans always has represented a priority in DTM

More insight into the DTM paddock for the fansIn the paddock, the fans of the popular touring-car series can get closer than close to the drivers representing the Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG camps. During autographing sessions with the likes of Mattias Ekström, Marco Wittmann, Gary Paffett & Co, for instance.

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Jan 31

World RX driver honored at prize-giving in Porto

The FIA Off-Road Prize-Giving Gala took place last weekend at Porto in Portugal, hosted by the Portuguese ASN, the FPAK

DriverThe champions and overall trophy winners in the FIA World Rallycross Championship and FIA European Rallycross Championship categories were awarded their hard-earned prizes at the event.

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Jan 23

Q&A with World RX Champ Mattias Ekstrom

“For me it’s really great because it means the EKS project can continue” – Ekstrom 

2016-08-05_0042 It was announced last week that 2016 FIA World Rallycross Champion Mattias Ekstrom has secured Audi Sport backing for his EKS team, so we caught up with the World Champion to find out more.  Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

Audi DTM driver line-up for 2017 features two new faces

Three days after the announcement of the BMW driver line-up for the 2017 DTM season it was Audi’s turn to announce their drivers for 2017

Loïc DuvalAnd other than their rivals from Munich, Audi added two new signings to their line-up for next year: Frenchman Loïc Duval and their previous DTM reserve driver René Rast will contest the coming season with the Audi RS 5 DTM. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 06

World RX stars honoured in Vienna

Mattias Ekstrom attended his first ever FIA Awards to collect his World Rallycross Drivers’ Championship trophy

DriverThe FIA World Rallycross Championship overall trophy winners for 2016, in both the Drivers’ and Teams’ Championships, were awarded their trophies on Friday evening at the FIA Awards Ceremony in Vienna.

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Dec 02

EKS to be awarded Teams’ Title at FIA Prize-Giving In Vienna

FIA World Rallycross Championship

DriverSweden’s Mattias Ekstrom and his EKS team will be awarded their FIA World Rallycross Championship titles at the prestigious FIA Awards Gala this evening in Vienna, alongside the FIA World Champions from other disciplines. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Eks and Peugeot-Hansen battle for 2016 teams’ title

EKS pairing Ekstrom and Topi Heikkinen currently lead the standings by 17 points over reigning Teams’ Champions Team Peugeot-Hansen

DriverSweden’s Mattias Ekstrom has already been crowned as the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Champion, but heading into the final round of World RX this weekend at Rosario in Argentina, it’s still all to play for in the Teams’ Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Ogier on RX: “It was so much fun”

The experience was Ogier’s first of a World RX Supercar

DriverBefore claiming his fourth straight victory in the British round of the FIA World Rally Championship in Wales last weekend, WRC champion Sebastien Ogier joined 2016 FIA World Rallycross Champion Mattias Ekstrom as part of a two-day event at Munnich Airport for partners, media and friends of the EKS World RX team to sample its title-winning Audi S1 quattro.  Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Audi’s route to the title – part one

In 2016, the eight drivers tied in with the performances of the previous season and this time, they were rewarded for their efforts

Nico Müller and Edoardo Mortara In the 2015 season, they completed more laps in the lead than anybody else, secured the biggest number of poles and won 10 of the 18 races but nonetheless, the Ingolstadt base brand failed to win any titles. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

Audi keeps on banking on DTM in the future

Audi re-orientated their motor-racing strategy – but the DTM involvement remained untouched

2016 Audi won in both the manufacturers’ and the team titles.This Wednesday (26th October, in front of some 300 motor-sport department employees, Chairman Rupert Stadler announced and presented the reorientation of the premium brand. While the Ingolstadters say farewell to the FIA WEC to join the Formula E with a works effort, DTM will remain an attractive field of activity for the brand with the four rings. It would be important to focus on the things that would keep Audi competitive in the coming years, Stadler stressed. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

World RX: Ekstrom crowned 2016 World RX Champion as Eriksson wins Germany RX

Olsbergs MSE driver Kevin Eriksson took the Germany RX win

World RX - Ekstrom crowned 2016 World RX Champion as Eriksson wins Germany RX Sweden’s Mattias Ekstrom has been crowned the new FIA World Rallycross Champion after scoring enough points at today’s German RX round to secure him the title with one round of the World Championship still remaining.

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Oct 04

World RX: Germany RX entries revealed

World RX championship leader Mattias Ekstrom will race at the Estering instead of the final round of the DTM

DriverThe entry list for the penultimate round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at the Estering in Germany (October 15 – 16) has been revealed by the FIA, which includes 30 World RX Supercars for event at the historic rallycross venue. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 25

Ekström wins Sunday race in Budapest

In the 16th race of the 2016 DTM season, Mattias Ekström has shown that he is by no means an oldtimer yet

DTM - wins Sunday race in Budapest The Swede, who won the DTM championship titles in 2004 and 2007, scored a dominant win in the race on Sunday from his fellow Audi driver Adrien Tambay.

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Aug 02

World RX crosses Atlantic for Canadian leg 

For the third year in a row, World RX joins the Grand Prix of Trois-Rivieres (GP3R)

2015-08-08_33492 The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy will embark on the season’s second half later this week following a month-long summer break. World RX of Canada (5-7 August) forms the seventh round of the World Championship and marks the first flyaway event of 2016.

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Jul 21

World RX Canada entries revealed!

FIA World Rallycross Championship

Dany FlageoleThe official entry list for the first ‘flyaway’ event of the year, the seventh round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Trois-Rivieres in Canada (6-7 August) has been released by the FIA.

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Jun 26

Blomqvist and Di Resta on the front row of the grid

Mattias Ekström posted the fastest lap time in DTM qualifying on Sunday morning

Tom BlomqvistWith 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.

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Jun 25

Vietoris and Ekström share positions on the front row on Saturday

Vietoris claimed the third pole position of his DTM career and his second in Nuremberg

Vietoris and Ekström share positions on the front row on SaturdayIn the 20 minutes’ DTM qualifying session on Saturday, Christian Vietoris and Mattias Ekström claimed the positions on the front row of the grid for the first race at the Norisring. Read the rest of this entry »

May 29

Mattias Ekstrom makes it three in a row

Reigning Champion Petter Solberg took the runner-up spot

World RX - Mattias Ekstrom makes it three in a row Sweden’s Mattias Ekstrom has won this weekend’s World RX of Great Britain, his third back-to-back victory in the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy.  Read the rest of this entry »

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