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World RX: Ekström Vice-Champion

The World Rallycross Championship premiere in South Africa World severely impressed. Packed grandstands and sparkling races to a finish – a final eventuality of a deteriorate was a best announcement for rallycross. “That was a extensive weekend,” pronounced Ekström with a smile. “Obviously we always wish to win, though unfortunately we weren’t quick adequate in a final. Second place in a altogether standings is good, though during a finish of a day also usually a initial loser. Even so I’ll applaud this success with a group and demeanour brazen to a winter mangle after a prolonged season.”

In Cape Town, Toomas Heikkinen done a semi-final for a eleventh time this season. The Finn started a competition from a final quarrel and finished sixth. “It wasn’t a bad year,” epitomised Heikkinen. “It’s critical for a destiny to make a final some-more mostly and afterwards to quarrel for trophies.” Reinis Nitišs had a weekend to forget in a third Audi S1 EKS RX quattro. Following a puncture on Saturday, on Sunday a Latvian had to forget any wish of creation a semi-final after a collision. “That was a frustrating finish to a churned season,” mentioned Nitišs. “After a good start there were radically no genuine highlights to news from a fourth turn onwards.”

A successful 2017 deteriorate resolved in South Africa for Audi and EKS. Mattias Ekström won 4 of a twelve races and finished third again to finish a year. In addition, Toomas Heikkinen took another lectern position after finishing third during a Estering. On eleven of a twelve competition weekends during slightest one motorist in an Audi S1 EKS RX quattro done a final for a fastest 6 drivers. World Championship runner-up Ekström won 23 of his 75 races. With 10 competition wins to his name, a Swede, along with Petter Solberg, is a many successful motorist in rallycross history.