After one-two lead adult until a final lap: EKS Audi Sport narrowly beaten

Posted on 02. Sep, 2018 by in Audi Canada

At Lohéac, both Mattias Ekström and his teammate, Andreas Bakkerud, shone with model times and superb starts via a whole competition weekend: On a intensely quick track, they done it into a semi-finals on finishing a middle sequence in second and third in a 580-hp Audi S1 EKS RX quattro. First, Mattias Ekström won his semi-final in autocratic character and in a second heat, Andreas Bakkerud followed fit with a second triumph.

Both Audi drivers started to a final from a front row. Andreas Bakkerud took a lead in front of Ekström. The Audi drivers shielded their tip dual positions adult until a final lap. However, on returning from a Joker lap, Bakkerud had to get in line between Johan Kristoffersson and Petter Solberg (both Volkswagen) and missed feat by a small 0.34 seconds. Mattias Ekström took position four. In a teams’ classification, following a competition in France, EKS Audi Sport modernized to second place again behind Volkswagen.

“I’m unhappy about us carrying missed a one-two outcome by such a slight margin, though am holding a lot of positives home from France,” commented Andreas Bakkerud. “We had good formula in a rough races, managed to win a semi-finals and now I’m in second place of a drivers’ standings.” Team owners and motorist Mattias Ekström added: “We had rival cars and started from a front row, though in a finish a gait wasn’t utterly adequate to take feat home. Now we’ve got a second place in a teams’ sequence behind and are going to quarrel even some-more intensively for feat in a final 4 rounds.”

The subsequent competition will be hold in only dual weeks’ time: Round 9 of a deteriorate will be hold during Latvia’s collateral Riga from Sep 14 –16.

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