Tag Archive: Mattias Ekström

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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Apr 25

Mattias Ekström: On boiling tyres to the win

Mattias Ekström remains the benchmark in the World Rallycross Championship, WRX

Mattias EkströmThe reigning champion, winner of the season kick-off and DTM driver also prevailed in the extremely hard-fought second round of the season, held at Montalegre, Portugal.

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Mar 29

World RX: 2017 season ready to kick off in Barcelona  

With 18 permanent Supercars and a plethora of star-studded motorsport names

World RX 2017 season ready to kick off in Barcelona  The eagerly-anticipated FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy returns for its fourth season as the World Championship kicks off in Barcelona this coming weekend (1-2 April).

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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