EKS is looking forward to the penultimate round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Estering. In Buxtehude Mattias Ekström can secure his first ever FIA world champion title. In the drivers standings the Swede is 27 points ahead of compatriot Johan Kristoffersson. There is still a long way to go, says Ekström. A total of 60 points are still up for grabs at the last two rounds. One mistake and the lead could be gone in a blink of an eye.
The World RX title would also be something special for Audi Sport. In 2012 and 2013, the Audi teams in the FIA WEC celebrated their triumph in the drivers classification. The last title for a single Audi driver was 32 years ago. In 1984 Stig Blomqvist won the World Rally Championship (WRC) in the Audi quattro. Stig drove to the title with the Audi quattro and in the WEC the Audi R18 e-tron quattro was successful, says Ekström. Now I have a chance to add a chapter to this success story with my Audi S1 EKS RX quattro.
Toomas Topi Heikkinen also has a clear aim. Bring back home as many points as possible for the teams championship. We top the standings with an eight point gap on Team Peugeot Hansen and we will push hard to leave Germany for the last round in Argentina in the same position, says Heikkinen, who has secured spots in the semi-final at eight of the ten events.
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At the beginning of this week, Ekström has stopped in Hamburg to attend a media day. Singer and actor Lotto King Karl was invited to sit in the passengers seat of the Audi S1 EKS RX quattro and did a few laps together with the Swede. The stadium announcer of the Bundesliga club Hamburger SV was obviously enthralled by the 560-hp rallycross Supercar.