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* Mattias Ekstrom wins in Latvia
* Championship leader Johan Kristoffersson takes second in Riga
* Robin Larsson joins Ekstrom in double KYB Team JC podium

Sweden’s Mattias Ekstrom secured his second win of the 2020 season at the Neste World RX of Riga-Latvia, round six of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy (20 September). Read More »

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• Mattias Ekstrom scores victory at home circuit
• KYB Team JC takes first ever World RX win
• Kevin Hansen and Johan Kristoffersson complete round two podium
• Oliver Eriksson wins Euro RX, Ken Block claims first Projekt E victory

KYB Team JC’s Mattias Ekstrom claimed a dramatic victory in the second round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy, the Swecon World RX of Sweden, in the second instalment of the Championship’s first ever double-header (August 23). Read More »

– Season opener at Hockenheim live for first time on new TV partner channel SAT.1
– Farewell race for Mattias Ekström
– Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass: “There are no real favorites” Read More »

– Both Audi S1 EKS RX quattro in final at Barcelona
– Andreas Bakkerud takes third place in first event with Audi
– Mattias Ekström relegated to sixth position

On contesting his first event for EKS Audi Sport in the FIA World Rallycross Championship, Andreas Bakkerud instantly achieved a podium result. In the turbulent season opener at Barcelona (Spain), the Norwegian took third place. His teammate, Mattias Ekström, was classified in sixth position following a sporting penalty. Read More »

– Second generation Audi S1 EKS RX quattro celebrates premiere
– Mattias Ekström targets third successive Barcelona victory

Moment of truth for Audi factory driver Mattias Ekström and his team in Spain: the fifth World Rallycross Championship season commences at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on April 14–15. And the new Audi S1 EKS RX quattro makes its competitive race debut. To start the World RX season, the EKS Audi Sport squad must assert itself against the teams from Volkswagen, Peugeot and Co. The event also marks the first race as Audi driver for Norwegian Andreas Bakkerud. Read More »

lyddenhill16 (27)Another cracking weekend down at Lydden Hill as Mattias Ekström took his Audi S1 RX to a third consecutive win. He played the joker lap superb in the semi final and final, when Petter Solberg (Citroën DS3) had looked set to strike back as he went fastest in 3 of the 4 qualifying sessions. Solberg didn’t joker on lap 1 of the final and when he did Ekström had made up enough time to be ahead when Solberg rejoined the gravel, so Solberg was runner up to keep the championship battle close. There was also the threat of Andreas Bakkerud (Ford Focus RS) who faded in the final, so it was Timmy Hansen (Peugeot 208 WRX) who completed the podium, at Lydden. Read More »

lydden15 (12)Our return to Lydden Hill for the World RX saw even bigger crowds than 2014 and superb action on track. We did the full weekend this year and saw Petter Solberg (DS3) take victory by 0.4s from Mattias Ekström (S1) with Johan Kristoffersson (Polo) completing the podium. The best of the Brits was Guy Wilks (Mini) who made the final but retired after picking up a puncture on the first lap. In the RX Lites Kevin Hansen took victory by 0.8s from Kevin Eriksson and in the Touring Car category it was Fredrik Salsten who came out on top in his DS3. A superb weekend and a must see for any motorsport fan. Now which European rounds of the World RX can we get too this year…? Read More »