Rallycross: EKS Audi Sport starts in a Spanish sun

Posted on 11. Apr, 2018 by in Audi Canada

At a final tests for all World RX teams in Silverstone, Ekström set a fastest time with a new Audi S1 EKS RX quattro. “That was good acknowledgment for a whole group that has worked intensely tough over a final few months,” says Ekström. “However, we’ll usually unequivocally see accurately where we are in Barcelona. For this reason alone it is a many sparkling weekend of a year.”

The lane in a Spanish capital is Ekström’s favorite. On his premiere in 2015, he done a mistake in a semi-final during a intensely quick initial corner, that cost him a probable win. In both 2016 and 2017, a Audi motorist was however unbeatable in Spain. “Barcelona is a prominence of a year for me,” says Ekström. “When we assign towards Turn 7 – former Turn 1 – and see a many fans in a grandstands we get crow bumps. You take this dilemma roughly prosaic out in fifth rigging during around 150 to 160 km/h. we adore a ubiquitous blueprint of a track.”

Ekström’s new teammate Andreas Bakkerud also has lustful memories of Barcelona. “I finished third there final year and was on a podium,” says a Norwegian. “The lane is fantastic, quick and flowing. we transport there with a good feeling. We still have sleet on a belligerent in Scandinavia, that is because I’m unequivocally looking brazen to some object and warmth.”

“We are all intrigued to see how a new Audi S1 EKS RX quattro performs in a initial race,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass. “Rallycross is still a smallest plan and a foe is really strong. Even so, everybody during EKS Audi Sport is entirely encouraged in 2018 to quarrel for wins and a World Championship titles.”

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