Tag Archive: Mattias Ekström

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 »

May 22

Timo Glock wins race at Spielberg on Sunday

For the third time in his career, Timo Glock was able to celebrate on the top step of the podium

Timo Glock, BMW M4 DTM 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.

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May 15

Mattias Ekstrom wins again to take World RX Championship lead

The EKS driver defeated Team Peugeot-Hansen’s Sebastien Loeb and defending two-time Champion Petter Solberg

Mattias Ekstrom wins again to take World RX Championship lead 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.

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May 07

Ekstrom is top qualifier at Hockenheim RX

The semi-finals and final will take place tomorrow morning

Ekstrom is top qualifier at Hockenheim RX Sweden’s Mattias Ekstrom is top qualifier at the Intermediate Classification after four action-packed qualifying sessions at World RX of Hockenheim, the second round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy.  Read the rest of this entry »

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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