Rallycross in France: Rock star feeling for EKS Audi Sport

Posted on 28. Aug, 2018 by in Audi Canada

“Lohéac is one of a biggest events of a year on a competition calendar with perfect rallycross movement galore,” says Andreas Bakkerud. “Whenever so many fans spin out during a lane this gives me an additional proclivity boost.” The eyes of his teammate, Mattias Ekström, start resplendent as good when he talks about a renouned eventuality in Brittany: “Traveling to Lohéac is a good respect each time,” says a 2016 World Champion. “The many eager spectators there make us drivers feel like stone stars.”

Ekström, on clinching third place final year, achieved his initial lectern finish on a lane with a length of about one kilometer of that usually 33 percent are tarmac. The territory a Swede enjoys many is Turn 5 – a fast, prolonged right-hander that runs together to a Joker Lap. “There, we deposit in third or fourth gear, constantly gripping a car’s nose really tighten to a wall,” says a Audi driver. “Very special as good is a Joker Lap itself with a burst when we enter a corner.” Bakkerud in 2013 won a turn of a FIA European Rallycross Championship during Lohéac. In 2016, he finished a World RX turn in France runner-up. “I’ve always finished good on this track,” says a Norwegian. “Following my set-back in Canada, we really wish to be behind on podium.”

EKS Audi Sport tested during Lohéac in early March. It was a initial open coming of a Audi S1 EKS RX quattro that had undergone many minute improvements for a 2018 deteriorate and in that Bakkerud and Ekström have clinched 4 lectern finishes to date. At Lohéac this year, EKS Audi Sport is also fielding an additional Audi S1 EKS RX quattro for a initial time – for a Hungarian Szabó Krisztián in a FIA European Rallycross Championship (EuroRX).

SPORT 1 will atmosphere live coverage of a 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX)at Lohéac on Sunday (September 2) from 2 to 4 PM (CEST), both online during www.sport1.de and on radio on SPORT1+. Starting during 11 PM, SPORT1 will also yield a outline on the categorical channel.

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