Huge celebrations in Silverstone: initial lectern for Audi motorist Andreas Bakkerud

Posted on 27. May, 2018 by in Audi Canada

The initial tour for a World Rallycross Championship on a normal competition lane in Silverstone was a finish success. Thousands of spectators distinguished for 3 prolonged days a Speedmachine festival, during that they enjoyed impossibly sparkling motorsport. As was a box in a opening 3 World Championship rounds, Audi, Peugeot and Volkswagen battled on a totally equal balance on a new competition track.

For a third time this year, both EKS Audi Sport drivers competent for a final featuring a best six. Starting alongside any other on a second row, Bakkerud hold a softened line in spin one and in doing so cumulative second place behind Johan Kristoffersson in a Volkswagen. The Norwegian missed out on feat by a small 0.859 seconds.

Ekström primarily lay immediately behind a heading duo. After a buffoon lap, a Swede was upheld by Sébastien Loeb and eventually had to settle for fourth place. “I didn’t comprehend that Loeb was so tighten behind me, that is since we stayed on a normal racing line,” pronounced Ekström. “There was no kitty for me today, though we took a good transport of points. And of march a lectern for Andreas is fantastic. Our quarrel in a initial dilemma was fair. Overall as a group we can be confident since we have done progress. Our starts are now some-more consistent.”

Bakkerud done his fourth coming in a final on his fourth start for EKS Audi Sport. After carrying hereditary third place during a deteriorate opener in Barcelona due to his group partner being released from a results, he took his initial ‘real’ lectern during a circle of a Audi S1 EKS RX quattro in Silverstone. “It feels good to be on a lectern for a initial time with my new group and Audi,” pronounced Bakkerud. “The vigour on me has now dropped. First we had to reconnoitre myself with a new car, though I’ve now achieved this interjection to a illusory support from a whole team. we demeanour brazen quietly to a rest of a season, since now my favorite competition marks are appearing on a setting and my home competition in Hell. Speedmachine in Silverstone was a fanciful premiere eventuality – congratulations to a organizers!”

Bakkerud and Ekström softened in a drivers’ station to take third and fifth places respectively. In a teams’ sequence EKS Audi Sport changed adult to second place.

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