EKS Audi Sport to conflict in World RX with Bakkerud and Ekström

Posted on 31. Jan, 2018 by in Audi Canada

Looking during a new season, long-standing Audi bureau motorist Mattias Ekström is full of liking for action: “With support from Audi we’re means to go for all-out attack,” says a Swede. “Our aim for 2018 is clear: We’re battling for a drivers’ and teams’ universe championship titles.” In a 2016 season, EKS had been successful in a Audi S1 EKS RX quattro, carrying clinched both titles. Last year, Ekström had to settle for finishing a World RX deteriorate as runner-up. EKS placed third in a teams’ championship. “It was transparent that we indispensable to make some changes. That’s since we’re scheming dual new cars and putting a foe from Volkswagen and Peugeot in their place.”

Norwegian Andreas Bakkerud is fasten Ekström in a conflict for trophies and titles. The 26-year-old ranks among a world’s best rallycross drivers. He has contested all 49 rounds in World RX history, claiming 18 lectern finishes and 6 competition wins. In a 2016 season, he placed third in a drivers’ championship – trailing Ekström and a reigning World RX Champion Johan Kristoffersson. “It’s a good respect for me to be pushing in Mattias’ team. We’ve had good rapport with any other for many years and I’ve been closely following a expansion of EKS. Together with a group I’d now like to make a subsequent step in my career and be in row for a title.”

Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass is gay about a delay of a joining as well: “We collected really certain practice in a World RX final year and are assured of a series’ expansion potential. In a middle run, we wish to see electric cars being fielded in this racing array since foundation is a concentration subject during Audi also in motorsport.”

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