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– Mattias Ekström on the rallycross throne after only three years
– The next step is to follow in 2017 with factory support from Audi
– Ekström battles for the titles in the DTM and World RX

Mattias Ekström will again be competing in a dual role in 2017. Following remarkable years in the DTM and two titles with Audi, the Swede is determined to claim the top spot now in the new, more than 500-HP Audi RS 5 DTM too. Read More »

peugeot-pre-rx17Team Peugeot Hansen will be back in action in this year’s FIA World Rallycross Championship which promises to deliver yet another fiercely fought season, with the calendar due to kick off in Barcelona, Spain, on April 1-2. Sébastien Loeb and Timmy Hansen have the 2017 Drivers’ and Teams’ crowns in their sights, while young Kevin Hansen will continue his apprenticeship of the world series. Read More »

chicherit-prodriveMonster Energy athlete Guerlain Chicherit and world leading motorsport and technology business, Prodrive, proudly announce the start of their partnership to develop an all-new rallycross car for the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX).

Frenchman Chicherit, former Free Skiing World Champion, FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup winner, Dakar driver and World Record-breaking stunt driver, has made no secret of his passion for racing in World Rallycross, and whilst entering select races in 2015 and 2016 decided to build his own team, GCK, to enter the 2018 season. Read More »

– Swedish team EKS to receive factory backing
– Mattias Ekström in 2017 concurrently active again in DTM and FIA World RX


AUDI AG will be providing factory support to Mattias Ekström’s rallycross project EKS starting in the 2017 season. As a result, Audi Sport, in addition to its commitments in Formula E and the DTM, will be competing in the FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX) in the future as well. Read More »

audi-eks-announce17Audi AG announced earlier today that the German manufacturer will support Mattias Ekstrom’s EKS squad in the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy.

Ekstrom – the reigning World RX Champion – will once again compete in all 12 rounds of the World Championship in his Audi S1 EKS RX quattro. Read More »

– Audi factory driver wins teams’ classification with his privateer team EKS
– Second World Championship title crowns an extraordinary year for Ekström
– Mattias Ekström: “We extracted the maximum”


Mattias Ekström and his privateer rallycross team EKS are World Champions in the FIA World Rallycross Championship. After the Swede had wrapped up the drivers’ title at the penultimate round of the season, EKS triumphed at the season finale in Rosario, Argentina. Read More »

peugeot-argentina16aThe last round of the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship ended in disappointment for Team Peugeot Hansen in Rosario, Argentina, where neither Sébastien Loeb nor Timmy Hansen were able to defend the Teams’ crown claimed in 2015.

– To defend its title, Team Peugeot Hansen had to overturn a deficit of 17 points, which meant Sébastien Loeb and Timmy Hansen needed to post a perfect weekend. Unfortunately, their plans took a dent during the very first qualifying heat when torrential rain began to fall just before the race in which the two PEUGEOT 208 WRXs were due to take part. It was consequently impossible for them to match the times of their rivals. Read More »

worldrx16-argentinaNorway’s Andreas Bakkerud has won World RX of Argentina, the final round of the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy at the wheel of his Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Focus RS RX Supercar. Volkswagen RX Sweden’s Johan Kristoffersson and EKS driver Topi Heikkinen finished second and third.  EKS has clinched the 2016 World RX Teams’ Championship as team-mates Mattias Ekstrom and Topi Heikkinen racked up enough points during qualifying to scoop the coveted title ahead of Team Peugeot-Hansen. Read More »

audi-new-strategy– New focus on electric race cars in FIA Formula E
– Audi CEO Stadler: “We’re going to contest the race for the future on electric power”
– DTM commitment unchanged, job guarantee for motorsport employees

Audi is realigning its motorsport strategy. The premium brand will terminate its FIA WEC commitment, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, at the end of the 2016 season. Instead Audi is taking up a factory-backed commitment in the all-electric Formula E racing series. Read More »

The 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship’s Teams’ title will be settled in Rosario on November 27. After this weekend’s fiercely fought action at the Estering, Germany, Team Peugeot Hansen is intent on maintaining the pressure in South America!


– Sébastien Loeb was unable to follow up his victory in Riga two weeks ago with another at the Estering today. The Frenchman’s run ended at the semi-final stage, as did that of his team-mate Timmy Hansen. Read More »