DTM: Farewell races for Ekström during Hockenheim

Posted on 18. Apr, 2018 by in Audi Canada

At a finish of January, Mattias Ekström announced his depart from a DTM. This year, he is concentrating on a joining in a FIA World Rallycross Championship with his team, EKS Audi Sport. A tough preference for him – not slightest since after 17 years in DTM he has not been means to contend goodbye to his fans in an suitable environment yet. Audi is now giving this event to a Swede who lives in Munich during a DTM opener.

“Mattias motionless in winter to finish his singular DTM career,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass. “He also told us that he’d really many like to contend goodbye to his DTM fans in a special way. This is how a thought of a farewell weekend was born. we consider that for him, for a DTM, for a fans and, obviously, for Audi too, it’s good that he’ll be on a grid once some-more in a deteriorate opener during Hockenheim. There were a few obstacles to overcome, though we done a fielding of a seventh Audi RS 5 DTM possible. For a squad, this will be no meant feat. At a same time, everybody in a group was immediately anxious by a thought and casually concluded to support it.”

The 39-year-old Swede will competition a initial dual DTM races of a 2018 deteriorate outward a classification. In addition, a series of activities with a two-time DTM Champion are designed for a fans. “I suspect I’ll be signing some-more autographs this weekend than routinely in a full season,” says Mattias Ekström. “But I’ll be happy to do that. It’s good that Audi is creation this probable for me. After 17 extensive years, it was an impossibly tough preference to no longer competition in a DTM. The day it was announced was one of a many romantic ones in my career. I’m certain there’ll be copiousness of goose-bump moments during Hockenheim too. I’m mega vehement about it already.” 

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