Audi and EKS: points instead of podium

Posted on 11. Jun, 2017 by in Audi Canada

Ekström done a drifting start around a rollercoaster lane in Norway. Despite torrential rain, a Swede coped a best with a sleazy lane during a circle of his Audi S1 EKS RX quattro, and led a altogether sequence after a initial day. “I was a small astounded that we were so quick in a wet, though that was quattro weather,” joked Ekström after a final. “In a dry conditions on Sunday, we struggled again to compare a gait of a competition. In a final we mislaid essential belligerent right during a start. This was a possess mistake and this eventually cost us a lectern finish.” Although Ekström leaves Norway though a trophy, he still scored 23 critical points for a altogether standings. After 6 of twelve rounds, a World Champion is 8 points behind a heading VW motorist Johan Kristoffersson.

Ekström’s group friends Toomas Heikkinen (FIN) and Reinis Nitišs (LV) also done a semi-final runoffs for a twelve best drivers. However, with fifth and sixth places a dual EKS drivers had to bury any hopes of creation a final. For a initial time all 3 Audi S1 EKS RX quattro competed together in a same semi-final. “I have reached a semi-final in all 6 rounds this season, though usually once a finale,” says Heikkinen deflated. “This is not my goal.” Nitišs summarizes similarly: “I had a weekend with several setbacks – a puncture in subordinate 2, Ken Block done a tough pierce on me in a semi-final and afterwards it’s simply not enough,” analyzed a unhappy Latvian. For Audi and EKS a World Rallycross Championship continues on Jul 1–2 in Höljes. The competition weekend in Sweden is not usually something really special since it is a EKS home race. During a supposed WRX ‘Magic Weekend’ in Höljes Motor Stadium, a group also distinguished feat here in 2014 and 2015.

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