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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 »

– Duval at Phoenix, Müller at ABT, Rast at Rosberg
– DTM stars Ekström, Green and Rockenfeller as spearheads
– Audi as only manufacturer with three teams


Three months before the 2017 DTM season opener, Audi has announced its team assignments. The premium brand will be the only manufacturer to put three teams on the grid. The DTM season will kick off at the Hockenheimring on May 5. 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 »

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 »

– Audi factory driver celebrates early title win at the Estering
– First World Championship title another highlight in an exceptional career
– Ekström: “Rallycross used to be too dirty for me”

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worldrx16-ekstromMattias Ekstrom has been crowned the new FIA World Rallycross Champion after scoring enough points at today’s German RX round to secure him the title with one round of the World Championship still remaining. Olsbergs MSE driver Kevin Eriksson took the Germany RX win, claiming his first every victory in the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. Petter Solberg finished second, while fellow Norwegian Andreas Bakkerud claimed the third podium spot. Read More »

worldrx16-pre-germanyThe penultimate round of this year’s FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy will take place in Buxtehude in Germany this weekend (14-16 October). In the overall driver standings, it’s Mattias Ekstrom that tops the leaderboard with a 27 point lead over Johan Kristoffersson who is second.  If Ekstrom – who has forfeited the final round of DTM to compete in World RX – is able to establish a gap of more than 30 points this weekend, he will win the 2016 title. Read More »

worldrx16-latviaSebastien Loeb has claimed his first ever rallycross victory at the wheel of a Peugeot 208 WRX Supercar after triumphing at this weekend’s Neste World RX of Latvia, round ten of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. Loeb is the first driver ever to win events in three different FIA World Championships (World RX, WRC and WTCC). Read More »