Ekström and his team-mates Toomas Heikkinen (FIN) and Reinis Nitišs (LV) primarily had to contend with some problems on a technically really perfectionist lane tighten to a Spanish border. “We were not a quickest for a prolonged time here this weekend,” certified a vivacious Ekström after a finale. “But we never give up. In a finish is was one of a many tough fought wins in my rallycross career.” In a final, a 38-year-old took a lead after creation a ideal start. However, after creation a mistake on a final path a tough conflict erupted with Sébastien Loeb, that a Swede eventually won.
On usually his second rival start in a Audi S1 EKS RX quattro, a 21-year aged Nitišs also done a final for a best 6 drivers. The Latvian, a youngest ever competition leader in World Rallycross Championship history, was fifth after a bold race. “A large enrich to Reinis,” pronounced Ekström. “He did a good pursuit again, though also Topi valid again what he and his automobile are able of.” The 26-year-old Heikkinen’s hopes of another lectern finish came to a beforehand finish after finishing fifth in his semi-final – final year a Finn finished third in Portugal on his initial start for EKS.
In Montalegre a fans did not usually suffer stirring motorsport. The Audi quattro R6 was on arrangement in a paddock via a whole weekend. In 1980, Hannu Mikkola started a Rally Urbibel with a initial quattro as march automobile – a commencement of Audi’s success story in rallying. For Audi and EKS a World Rallycross Championship continues with a home eventuality during Hockenheim. From May 5–7, Ekström will once again contest in a DTM and a World Rallycross Championship and together with Heikkinen try to repeat a acclaimed one-two from final year as good as urge his dominant run this season.