Tag Archive: Mattias Ekström

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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Mar 03

Audi tests in Portugal

The number of test days permitted in the DTM are strictly limited

Which makes the task that Mattias Ekström and Mike Rockenfeller must complete from March 2-4 in Portuguese Portimão even more important: about two months before the 2015 DTM season starts, Audi Sport puts two RS 5 DTM test cars through their paces. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 19

Mattias Ekström wins DTM finale at Hockenheim

Mattias Ekström scored his second victory in a row in the DTM season finale at the Hockenheimring.

DTM - Mattias Ekström In bright sunshine, the Audi works driver came to the fore against his fellow Audi drivers Mike Rockenfeller and Jamie Green in a thrilling dash towards the chequered flag. With Paul Di Resta and Marco Wittmann, the best-placed Mercedes-Benz and BMW driver followed in fourth and fifth place respectively. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 28

Ekström scores first victory of the season for Audi at Zandvoort

At Zandvoort in The Netherlands, Mattias Ekström scored the first victory for Audi in the 2014 season.

DTM - Mattias Ekström With his Audi RS 5 DTM, he ended up ahead of already-crowned DTM champion Marco Wittmann. At the finish, the Swede had an advantage of 7.4 seconds. With Martin Tomczyk, another BMW driver claimed the final podium slot.

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Sep 14

Wittmann new champion, Wehrlein youngest DTM-ever race winner

In DTM qualifying at the Lausitzring, Pascal Wehrlein claimed his maiden pole position.

DTM - Pascal Wehrlein With a fastest time of 1:17.547 minutes, the Mercedes-Benz driver ended up 0.057 seconds ahead of Audi driver Mattias Ekström, who was second.

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Sep 13

Ekström doesn’t congratulate Wittmann for the title yet

Will Marco Wittmann (BMW M4 DTM) secure an early title, or will his main rival Mattias Ekström still blow his hopes?

DTM - Mattias Ekström - Pascal Wehrlein - Jamie Green While the points’ leader had to make do with seventh place in qualifying at the Lausitzring, his Swedish rival secured second place with his Audi RS 5 DTM. Pascal Wehrlein (Mercedes-Benz), the youngest DTM driver in the field at 19, will be starting from pole position for the first time. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

Block and Ekstrom add to star line-up for Hell RX

“Rallycross is one of motorsport’s hidden jewels”
World RX action Round three of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy – World RX of Norway – boasts a truly international line-up with drivers from a variety of motorsport disciplines including F1, WRC, DTM and X Games.

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May 14

Season-opener winner Marco Wittmann the hunted at Oschersleben

‘30 Years of DTM’ – do you still remember?

DTM logo Following his first DTM win, secured in the 2014 season opener at Hockenheim, BMW driver Marco Wittmann will be – for the first time in his DTM career – the hunted, in the second of the season’s 10 rounds, held this weekend (16th to 18th May) at the etropolis Motorsport Arena Oschersleben. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

World RX teams presented at Italian media day

A string of media from across Europe, Asia and the Americas congregated at the Italian circuit

World RX media day Today the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy kicked off in style at a special media day that was held at the new World RX venue, Franciacorta International Circuit in Brescia, Italy. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

EKS is the latest team to join World RX

The team will contest selected rounds in World RX
Audi S1 EKS Concept EKS is the latest team to pledge support to the all-new FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy after the Swedish squad confirmed it will compete in 2014 with the brand-new Audi S1. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Triple ROC ‘Champion of Champions’ Mattias Ekström returns

ROC 2013 will take place on a specially constructed tarmac track

ROC - Race Of Champions - Mattias EkströmTriple ROC ‘Champion of Champions’ Mattias Ekström will make a return to the Race Of Champions at Bangkok’s Rajamangala Stadium on December 14-15.

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Jan 24

Glock hopes for 2013 DTM seat

Timo Glock on Wednesday said he would be “delighted” if he can race in the German touring car series DTM in 2013.

2012-11-04 - Marussia F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Timo Glock (3)2012-03-24 - Marussia F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Timo Glock 01Having lost his Marussia seat to an as yet unknown pay-driver, the German – a former F1 test driver for BMW – quickly lined up a DTM test with the Bavarian marque. The 30-year-old’s debut was at Valencia on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 16

Grosjean crowned 2012 Champion of Champions

“That’s what I’d call a crazy day” – Gropsjean

Grosjean crowned 2012 Champion of ChampionsRace Of Champions logoFrench Formula 1 star Romain Grosjean put in a stunning performance to eclipse 15 fellow superstars of motorsport and win the Race Of Champions on an evening of thrills at Bangkok’s Rajamangala Stadium.

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Dec 15

Team Germany win sixth ROC Nations Cup

“This is a historic day” – Schumacher

Race Of Champions logoTeam Germany win sixth ROC Nations CupTeam Germany’s Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel added to their incredible run of success by winning their sixth consecutive ROC Nations Cup title in Bangkok. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

F1’s greatest driver of all time Schumacher heads to ROC in Bangkok

Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher has signed up for the 2012 Race Of Champions in Bangkok, Thailand

Race Of Champions logoNews imageThe legendary German racer, who tops the all-time lists for F1 titles, wins and poles, competed in his 300th grand prix this month at Spa. Schumacher will partner reigning F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel in a bid to extend Team Germany’s five-year winning streak in the ROC Nations Cup.German television station SAT.1 will broadcast both the ROC Nations Cup and the individual Race Of Champions live on December 15-16.

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Dec 04

Sébastien Ogier crowned Champion of Champions

Ogier took five wins in this year’s World Rally Championship

Sébastien Ogier crowned Champion of ChampionsROC 2011-12-03Sébastien Ogier delivered a thrilling performance to eclipse 15 fellow superstars of motorsport and win the Race Of Champions on a packed afternoon of competition at Düsseldorf’s ESPRIT arena.

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Dec 03

Team Germany wins fifth ROC Nations Cup

Vettel and Schumacher revel in ROC Nations Cup win

imageimageTeam Germany’s Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel sent the home crowds into delirium by winning their fifth consecutive ROC Nations Cup title in Düsseldorf.

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Dec 02

Drivers on track preparing for ROC 2011

Practice gets under way ahead of Saturday’s ROC Nations Cup and Sunday’s Race Of Champions

Drivers on track preparing for ROC 2011 ROC Dusseldorf 2011-10-14A fifth consecutive ROC Nations Cup victory is “not the only target” for seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher. Last year’s surprise Champion of Champions Filipe Albuquerque declares the lesson from 2010 is to “Never underestimate anyone…”

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