World RX: Audi drivers to conflict for runner-up finish

Posted on 21. Nov, 2018 by in Audi Canada

The drivers’ pretension has been cumulative early by Volkswagen motorist Johan Kristoffersson. The dual drivers from EKS Audi Sport have a best chances of clinching a remaining lectern places. Merely 4 points apart a teammates before a large showdown during Killarney International Raceway. Petter Solberg (Volkswagen) and Sébastien Loeb (Peugeot) in a fourth and fifth positions usually have fighting chances.

“For EKS Audi Sport, after finishing runner-up in a teams’ classification, it would be good to also explain second and third in a drivers’ universe championship,” says Mattias Ekström, who with a measure of 228 points is now in second place of a World RX. “The South African premiere final year was a lot of fun. I’m looking brazen to a eager fans and a stirring conflict to finish a championship runner-up.”

“Mattias and we were tighten together in a standings a whole year,” says Andreas Bakkerud (224 points). “Mattias is a best Scandinavian motorist of all time in my book. I’m really unapproachable to be on his heels so closely adult until a final race. Now I’m removing a satisfactory possibility to maybe even better my group boss. That says all about a group suggestion during EKS Audi Sport and Mattias. I’m certain he’ll suffer a duel as many as we will and give his all to finish in front.”

Ekström was World RX Champion with a Audi S1 EKS RX quattro in 2016 and cumulative second place in a universe championship final year in Cape Town. In Andreas Bakkerud’s career, a runner-up finish in a World RX would symbol his biggest success to date. The Norwegian in third altogether distinguished his best World RX deteriorate to date in 2016.

Even during this point, both Audi drivers are ranking among a many successful contenders of a World Rallycross Championship that has been hold given 2014. Ekström’s lane record reflects 10 victories, 21 lectern finishes and 38 final participations. Bakkerud has won 6 World RX rounds, clinched 24 lectern finishes and participated in 41 finals. In a 2018 season, a dual Audi drivers have claimed 9 podiums to date for Audi.

SPORT1 will promote highlights from Cape Town on Sunday (November 25) starting during 11 PM, CET on the categorical channel. Live streaming during www.sport1.de and coverage on SPORT1+ will start during 1 PM.

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